Commercial Roof Repair Needed After Isolated Hailstorm Blasts Belle Chassé, Southeast New Orleans On Sunday, May 15, 2022

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May 16, 2022

A highly centralized hailstorm targeted Belle Chasse and Southeast New Orleans, LA, Sunday, May 15th, leaving property owners in dire need of roof damage repairs.

A dozen instances of hail making landfall in the Belle Chasse, LA, area have occurred during the last year, and Southeast New Orleans endure 27 severe weather events, according to hail tracking reports. RestoreMasters alerted commercial roof repair crews to closely monitor the situation and implement emergency roof leak repair strategies to prevent further property damage losses.

“Sunday in Belle Chasse, a strong storm brought hail reportedly somewhere between marble-size and golf ball size. Viewers sent in photos and videos of the storm that formed around 4 p.m. Sunday. Some severe thunderstorm warnings were issued,” CBS affiliate WWL-TV reported.

Meteorologist Alexandra Cranford also said, “The storm brought heavy rain, high wind gusts, and hail to the area.”

Residents of Belle Chasse and abutting neighborhoods posted photos of ice balls alongside rulers, and some compared them to items such as half-dollars. The hail proved larger than the coins, and others measured upwards of two inches. The local news and weather outlet also posted an interactive video showing an abrupt hailstorm emerging to the Southeast of New Orleans, dropping ice on Belle Chasse and dissipating as it moved to the northwest.

A fixed local hail damage map shows a large hail front hovering above Belle Chasse and swelling as far south as Wills Point. The large yellow sections indicate hailstones 1.25 inches in diameter striking automobiles and rooftops. Light orange areas indicate ice as large as 1.75 inches pelting neighborhoods and businesses. But the dark orange over Stella, the Promised Land, and Scarsdale sections show hail the size of tennis balls inflicting roof storm damage.

Hail Map, Belle Chasse & Southeast LA, May 15, 2022

Hailstorm videos and images posted to social media, by citizens and news centers:

The National Weather Service tornado, high wind, and hailstorm damage map shows massive storm clusters over Arkansas, East Texas, Oklahoma, Nebraska, Mississippi, and Missouri on May 15, 2022. Isolated severe weather can be seen scattered across the county, with a singular hailstorm concentrated in Southeast New Orleans. The national reporting service accounted for two tornados, 188 high wind incidents, and 151 hailstorms, with the following Southeastern Louisiana areas needing emergency roof repair.

  • Belle Chasse: Hailstones pummeled Plaquemines Parish for more than 12 minutes, with ice as large as hen eggs striking near the Braithwaite Ferry on the east side of the Mississippi River.
  • Harvey: Ice the size of quarters hit along the Stonebridge Country Club.
  • Stella: Hailstones as large as limes struck after 4:30 pm.
  • Wills Point: Ping pong ball-sized ice stones pelted buildings.
  • Woodlawn: Hail the size of golf balls blanketed the area.

May typically brings the heaviest rains to Louisiana, and property owners are urged to schedule roof inspections to prevent water penetrations through hail-damaged cracks. Moisture can weaken structural supports and spur hazardous mold growths if left unchecked. RestoreMasters recently sent roofing & restoration contractor support to Canyon, Texas, after commercial building owners suffered hail and wind damage on May 10, 2022.

Some roofing systems can be severely harmed by damage from heavy winds, tornadoes, or hail. Winds as low as 50 mph can cause some older roofs to be damaged. The intensity of roof damage is determined by various factors: the velocity and impact of flying debris, the quality of the original installation, the building height and location in relation to other buildings, the angle and shape of the roof, and the material used on the roof.

It's important to get a thorough roof inspection & property damage assessment following severe weather like this so that you can determine whether you have roof damage from hail or high winds. If roof leaks do occur, an experienced disaster roofing contractor can stop leaks with tarping or shrink wrapping, where affected areas (or the entire roof) are covered with a durable shrink-wrapped plastic membrane till permanent repairs can take place. That way you can prevent mold growth from water intrusion.
Get your roof inspected, even if you think there is no problem, especially if your property falls anywhere within the area of the hail and wind damage map. Many storm damage symptoms are not always evident immediately. And deadlines from insurance companies could hinder you from filing a claim later.
Commercial property owners can rest assured that emergency response crews are available to assist with window, siding and roof damage, frozen pipe damage as well as turnkey restoration services.
We serve the following types of property owners with hail or wind damage to tile roofing: hospitals and clinics, schools, universities, institutions, churches, condos, hotels, resorts, retail properties, warehouses, mult-family, historical properties, industrial properties and residential properties.
Call us today, if your building or roofing system has seen damage from fallen trees or collapsed roof or any other damage from hail, tornadoes or wind storms.
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