Commercial Roof Repair Crews Pivot After Hail Strikes Jackson & Central Mississippi on Sunday, April 17, 2022

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Apr 18, 2022

Hailstorms battered Jackson and Central Mississippi on Sunday, April 17th, 2022, as ice the size of baseballs and high winds damaged rooftops, forcing residents to take shelter. RestoreMasters promptly contacted commercial roofing crews in the field to pivot and lend support to impacted community members.

Early weather reports from NBC affiliate WLBT 3 indicated at least 31 hailstone incidents occurred during Easter Sunday. The local media outlet noted that “hail around central Mississippi left behind a lot of damage.” Community members said the blanketing icefall in the greater Jackson area sounded like white noise. Then large hailstones would strike roofs, making “thunks” on impact, according to one resident. Community members were urged to check for roof hail damage after the storm passed and consider a thorough inspection.

A local hailstorm damage map shows two large and two smaller hailstorms trekking through Central Mississippi. The small system highlighted in yellow, north of Vicksburg, dropped quarter-sized ice in the Rolling Fork area. Another yellow storm pelted Brownsville with 1-inch ice. Larger systems required emergency roof repair around Greenville and Jackson. The orange bands indicate ice as large as 2.5 inches in diameter and the purple section show baseball-sized ice stones causing widespread hail damage to roofing systems.

Jackson, Mississippi, Hail Map, April 17, 2022

Hailstones as large as tennis balls reported throughout social media.

The National Weather Service wind and hail damage map shows a cluster of severe weather events across Central Mississippi, Eastern Louisiana, Northern Florida, and parts of Alabama. But Central and South Mississippi took the brunt of the fast-moving storms. The national reporting system tallied four tornado sightings, 54 high wind incidents, and 53 hailstorms. Wide-reaching reports show the following communities suffered roof storm damage.

  • Clinton: Hen-sized ice pelted the area twice, leaving a wake of significant hail property damage as it passed.
  • Forest Hill: Ice as large as an egg was reported hitting near Wingfield High School.
  • Redwood: The unincorporated Warren County town saw ice the size of tennis balls top residential and commercial structures at 5:20 pm.
  • Richland: Hail, the size of golf balls, blanketed the suburban Jackson city.
  • Pearl: Quarter-sized ice fell heavily along I-20 as far east as Brandon. Reports indicate the Jackson-Medgar Wiley Evers International Airport was impacted by the hailstorm.
  • Vicksburg: Hail the size of baseballs caused automobile and roof damage as the storm pounded various areas of the city in multiple strikes.
  • Issaquena County: Ice as large as a lime struck buildings along the Mississippi River, north of Vicksburg.
  • Jackson: Multiple hail damage reports were fielded coming from in and around the Jackson Metropolitan area. All indications point to residential and commercial property owners requiring roof leak repair.

High wind events also circulated through Central Mississippi, with trees toppled across McCullough-McLin Road in Monterey and Lebanon-Pinegrove Road in Fleurs Bluff. Residential and commercial property owners are urged to promptly schedule emergency roof repair inspections to estimate the damage and file insurance claims. Immediate roof leak repair is critical to prevent water penetration and hazardous mold growths. RestoreMasters recently responded to substantial roof damage in Little Rock, AR, after hail and tornados caused roof damage on April 11, 2022.

Severe storms, bringing hail, strong winds, or tornadoes can cause severe roof damage, by ripping off roofing systems. Winds as low as 50 mph can cause some older roofs to be damaged. Roof damage can be severe or mild, depending on various factors which include: materials used on the roof, impact of debris, building height and proximity to other buildings, age, angle and shape of the roof and type of roofing.

Getting a roof inspection & property damage assessment after severe weather like this is important for determining whether you need to address roof damage from hail or high winds. Circumstances do not always allow for immediate repair of roof leaks. In the meantime, an experienced disaster roofing contractor can cover the roof or affected area with a tarp or with a durable plastic shrink wrap material, until such a time when more permanent repairs can be made. We need to stop more moisture damage, so we can prevent mold growth.
Even if you don't think your roof was damaged, you will want to get your roof inspected if your property falls anywhere within the hail damage map. Many storm damage symptoms are not always evident immediately. And insurance companies can require you to get a claim in before their deadline.
Emergency response crews are available to assist commercial property owners with roof damage, frozen pipe damage, siding and window damage, and turnkey restoration services.
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.
Give us a call today, if the building on your property recently was damaged from wind, fallen trees, hail, collapsed roof or any other storm-related damage.
March 25, 2021 Tornado DamageWe are RestoreMasters, a restoration contractor specializing in wind & hail damage roofing, providing storm damage restoration services including: disaster response, commercial and industrial roofing, tile roof repair, emergency roof repair with tarp or shrink wrap, debris cleanup, water removal, pipe burst cleanup, water damage restoration, tornado damage roofing & restoration. In addition to that, we respond to disaster situations with: hurricane damage roofing & restoration, mold remediation, interior restoration and construction, windows & doors, and other services to rebuild your property. We also provide fire damage restoration.
Contact RestoreMasters if you need assistance with storm damage repair.
Our team, comprised of large loss claims experts works directly with your insurance company to help get your business back into operation again as soon as possible. A turnkey restoration contractor, we can help you with all phases of restoration from emergency response services to total build back.
Our team of professionals includes: insurance claims experts, public adjusters, building engineers, roofing engineers, interior construction experts, large loss attorneys and other professionals specialized in storm damage insurance restoration projects.
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