Commercial Roof Inspections in Kearney, Hastings, York, Seward, NE for Wind, Hail & Tornado Damage Insurance Claims After Storm on June 14, 2022

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Jun 15, 2022

Commercial property owners suffered heavy losses after Kearney, Hastings, York, and Seward, NE, were ravaged by high winds, hailstone strikes, and a tornado on Tuesday, June 14th. Early reporting indicates widespread businesses have been crippled and require emergency roof repair. RestoreMasters already has commercial roof inspection services professionals in the field to expedite a commercial roof inspection request.

In Seward, massive hailstone strikes nearly destroyed businesses. ABC affiliate KLKN reported that Rumery Lawn & Landscape suffered upwards of $50,000 in property damage. “Jerry (Rumery) said doors will be closed for the rest of the week as his team assesses the damage, but he’s hopeful to open back up in some capacity next week.” Commercial property owners can request a complimentary roof inspection to estimate repair costs and expedite insurance claims.

A local high wind, tornado, and hailstorm damage map shows multiple overlapping storm cells stretching from east of Kearney along I-80 to Lincoln. The yellow areas point to hail up to 1.25 inches peppering communities. The light orange indicates ice up to 1.75 inches made landfall. The dark orange swaths indicate hailstones up to 2.5 inches in diameter caused significant roof damage. The light and dark gray sections are where neighborhoods and business districts experienced high wind and tornado roof damage.

Hail Map, Kearney-Seward, Nebraska, June 14, 2022

Storm images and videos have been posted to social media, by residents and news centers.

The National Weather Service high wind, hail, and tornado damage map confirms a concentrated storm system over southeast Nebraska, as well as Northern Florida, and Georgia, with isolated fronts across the country. The Tuesday, June 14th, tally includes four tornados, 237 high wind events, and 84 hailstorms. Wide-reaching reports highlight the crushing property damage losses in Kearney, Hastings, York, and Seward, NE.

  • Fairfield: Wind gusts reached 64 mph in this area of Clay County.
  • Garland: The Seward County village suffered extensive hail roof damage as ice the size of large apples made impact.
  • Grafton: Ice stones as large as golf balls blanketed the York County community.
  • Hastings: Hailstones the size of hen eggs pounded automobiles and rooftops. The hail roof damage was exacerbated by fierce 70 mph winds. A trampoline went airborne in one neighborhood and was entangled in power lines. The Hastings Street Department was in full cleanup mode by Wednesday morning, using chain saws to chop large hardwood trees blocking streets.
  • Henderson: Ping pong ball-sized ice cracked and dented commercial roofs.
  • Kearney: Buffalo County business districts took multiple hailstorm dousings with ice the size of hen eggs cracking shingles and denting metal roofs. Wind gusts reached upwards of 80 mph in Kearney County.
  • Lushton: A tornado measuring 400 feet wide cut a path 7.6 miles long across York County, injuring at least two residents as winds reached 90 mph.
  • McCool Junction: Posts on social media platforms show damaged and toppled utility poles.  
  • Seward: Hail the size of tennis balls prompted residents to shelter in place and wait out the storm.
  • Sutton: Outbuildings were overturned, and trees blocked roads.
  • Trumbull: Areas of Clay County sustained ice hits ranging from golf ball-size to hailstones the size of baseballs.  
  • Waco: A large concrete grain bin was downed by extreme winds.
  • York: Hail the size of baseballs pounded the community leaving severe roof storm damage behind. The York College Campus was hit hard, and widespread damage was reported.

RestoreMasters sent emergency roof repair and commercial building inspection experts to Beatrice, NE, after a storm on June 11, 2022.

Severe storms, bringing hail, strong winds, or tornadoes can cause severe roof damage, by ripping off roofing systems. 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.

Following severe weather like this, it's important to get a thorough roof inspection & property damage assessment to determine whether or not you have roof damage from hail or wind. If roof leaks are a problem, they need to be addressed immediately. Experienced roofing contractors can either cover the affected area (or the entire roof) with a tarp or with a durable shrink wrap plastic membrane until long-term repairs can be made. Preventing water intrusion will help stop mold from growing.
If your property was anywhere within the storm damage map, it would be best to get your roof inspected, even if you think your roof was not damaged. Symptoms of storm damage problems do not always show up immediately. And insurance companies can require you to get a claim in before their deadline.
Emergency response crews are available to provide property owners with assistance in turnkey restoration services, as well as assistance with frozen pipe damage, window damage, siding damage, and roof damage.
The types of clients that consistently rely on RestoreMasters to assist them with hail or wind damage to tile roofing includes: all commercial buildings, hospitals, schools, churches, condos, apartments, hotels, resorts, restaurants, dealerships, retail properties, historical homes & buildings, warehouses and industrial properties.
If your building has sustained harm from fallen trees, collapsed roof or any other damage related to hail, tornado or wind storms, call us today.
Lighthouse Tabernacle - Sulphur, LARestoreMasters is a disaster restoration contractor, providing storm damage restoration from hail, tornadoes, fire and flood, responding to emergencies in disaster situations, by aiding with repair of commercial and industrial roofing, tile roofs, providing temporary solutions to cover damaged roofs with tarp or shrink wrap. We also provide clean up of storm debris, water damage cleanup, frozen pipe burst cleanup, restoration after water damage, mold remediation, tornado damage roofing & restoration, hurricane damage roofing & restoration, interior restoration and construction and much more. We also provide fire damage cleanup & restoration.
Contact RestoreMasters if you need assistance with storm damage repair.
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The RestoreMasters team of professionals includes: public adjusters, insurance claims experts, large loss attorneys, roofing and building engineers, interior restoration crews, and many more professionals specializing in insurance restoration for storm damage.
Types of roofing systems we repair & replace: TPO roofing, metal roofing, tile roofing, slate roofing, asphalt shingle roofing, EPDM roofing, roof coatings, torch down roofing, BUR roofing, SBS-modified roofing, PVC roofing.

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