Commercial Roof Inspections in Hastings, NE, for Wind & Hail Damage Insurance Claims After Storm on June 7, 2022
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For the second time in less than one month, Hastings, NE, residents were rocked by fierce winds and destructive hailstones on Tuesday, June 7th. RestoreMasters has emergency roof repair teams onsite, offering any affected property owner a commercial roof inspection.
Highlighting the heavy hail property damage losses, a Hastings family took shelter and decided to videotape the massive ice stones pummeling their neighborhood and area business districts. That’s when a hailstone smashed through their front door and broke the pane of an interior door.
“It just shocked me, it shocked me,” Whitney Itzen reportedly told KSNB Channel 4 while watching the video. “I of course was worried that it was going to shatter, and glass was going to come into the house. Our kids were in bed. Our oldest was almost asleep and, of course, she jumped out of bed and wanted to know what was going on.”
Just one month earlier, Hastings took a beating from a severe weather incident that flipped a semi-truck trailer on Highway 14 and destroyed a steel building on the southwest side of town.
Property owners who suffered hail damage to roofing systems are urged to request a complimentary roof inspection to fast-track roof insurance claims. It’s crucial to have a contractor take emergency roof leak repair measures before water damage ruins equipment, inventories, or weakens beams.
A local wind and hailstorm damage map shows one long storm cell stretching across from the northeast past Stapleton across I-80 and Hastings. Other severe weather fronts hover near Columbus, David City, and the Aurora area. Light gray swaths show the path of high winds.
The yellow sections show hailstones up to 1.25 inches pelting communities. Light orange sections indicate hail up to 1.75 inches in diameter making landfall, with dark orange pointing to ice chunks up to 2.5 inches striking roofs. But the purple concentrations are where ice the size of baseballs and larger caused extensive hail damage on roofs.
Images of the Nebraska storm were posted to social media:
The National Weather Service tornado, high wind, and hailstorm damage map shows a heavy concentration of severe weather over Nebraska, Kansas, Missouri, and storms trekking through Oklahoma, the Texas Panhandle, and Alabama, among others. The country sustained 17 tornados, 223 high wind incidents, and 222 hailstorms on Tuesday, June 7th. News and social media reports pinpointed the following devastation and roof storm damage.
- Clay County: High winds resulted in widespread property and roof storm damage, with Glenvil feeling the brunt at 70 mph, and gusts of 65 mph in Fairfield.
- Hastings: Ice chunks the size of tennis balls reportedly hit the Hastings Fire Station. Extreme wind gusts above 60 mph ripped off shingles and impacted siding, leaving buildings in need of emergency roof repair. Emergency management responders reported trees and power lines had been downed.
- Hastings Airport: Punishing winds upwards of 70 mph affected airport traffic after 8 pm.
- Inland: Hailstone strikes the size of golf balls cracked shingles and windshields.
- Nuckolls County: The towns experienced high winds that snapped tree limbs and damaged grain bins in Nelson. In Bostwick, wind gusts were recorded as high as 68 mph.
- Pleasanton: High winds and large hail broke windows and damaged siding.
- Ravenna: Hail larger than baseballs pummeled automobiles, and landscapes, and inflicted hail damage to roofing systems in Buffalo County, according to Facebook posts. Other social media reports showed hail the size of grapefruits.
- Wilcox: Hail the size of a quarter covered the Kearney County community.
“We are seeing a lot of tree damage as you can see behind me, a lot of broken windows, a lot of northern exposures to properties, roofs, vehicles,” Adams County Emergency Manager Ron Pughes reportedly said.
RestoreMasters recently provided commercial roof inspection services and emergency roof repair to Wichita, KS, after hail and torrential damaged buildings on May 31, 2022.
Some roofing systems can be severely harmed by damage from heavy winds, tornadoes, or hail. Some older roofs can be damaged by winds as low as 50 miles per hour. The severity of roof damage depends on several factors including: type and age of roofing materials, presence of flying debris, roof shape and angle, building height and proximity to adjacent structures and the quality of original roof installation.
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