Disaster Restoration Contractors On The Scene After A Tornado Ripped Through Wichita, Kansas On April 29, 2022

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Apr 30, 2022

Buildings were destroyed and homes blown down, with rubble and debris scattered throughout Wichita, Kansas on Friday afternoon. This tornado was rated EF-3 based on the damage survey, which indicates that the wind speed was 136-165 mph. This tornado brought memories to those who lived in the area 31 years ago when Wichita was wrecked by an EF-5. It took many years to recover from that and 17 lives were lost. This event produced only a few injuries and no lives lost. A resident of the area, told CNN that she sheltered in her neighbors' basement across the street from her apartment complex. She said, “I just couldn’t believe it. It just didn’t look real. We stepped out of our front door, and it was coming straight to our place.” It ended up missing her home by a block but power in the neighborhood was cut off. Over 20,000 homes and businesses were without power. Fifty to one hundred structures were damaged. This was one of 15 tornadoes that touched down on this day, 14 were in the Kansas-Nebraska area. In addition, there were many reports of wind and hail, even up to 4 inches in diameter in neighboring areas. RestoreMasters immediately dispatched disaster restoration contractors into the area to assist with clean-up and restoration. Kansas has been having a number of severe storms recently, they were just in the process of recovering from one only a week ago.

The hail & tornado map of the Wichita, KS area indicates hail covering Wichita and areas northeast (yellow and orange), the largest fell over Wichita, up to 2” in diameter (dark orange). Dark black lines indicate the path of 3 tornadoes that hit the area, the most prominent, with the longest path being the one running from Andover to Wichita. Its path was 12.75 miles and the maximum width was 440 yards.

Hail, Wind, Tornado Map, Wichita, Kansas, April 29, 2022

Social media blew up with dramatic videos and images, from news centers and residents:

The National Weather Services storm report provides many reports from the Andover and Wichita area, as well as surrounding locations, also affected by tornadoes, hail, and high wind.

  • Andover: EF-3 tornado lands, 2 people injured, and no deaths.
  • Wichita: Wind-driven hail, winds of 65 to 70 mph, and EF-3 tornado from Butler into Sedgwick county, 1 person injured, no deaths.
  • Perkerville: trees damaged, power lines down in Morris county.
  • Tampa: Landspout tornado in Marion county.
  • Newton: brief touchdown of a tornado in Harvey county.
  • Eureka: camper was rolled and an outbuilding was tossed, a tree trunk was snapped, four transmission poles were snapped, small limbs broken off trees, in Greenwood county.
  • Matfield Green: Semi-truck was flipped over on the Kansas Turnpike, in Chase county.
  • El Dorado: Tornado southwest of town, and tennis ball size hail, near El Dorado Lake, in Butler county.
  • Rosalia: Multi-vortex wedge reported, in Butler county.

Disasters are not easy to process and when your property is damaged or destroyed it becomes hard to make sense of everything. It is a huge help to have the expertise of disaster restoration contractors from RestoreMasters providing assistance. No one should have to navigate this alone. RestoreMasters wants to encourage everyone to be very cautious when inspecting or cleaning up property, as damaged buildings and even damaged trees or branches may not be visibly compromised and requires the eyes of experts to identify potential problems that need immediate attention. The teams will provide quick emergency repairs until such a time when full repairs can be accomplished.

Strong winds can rip open some roofing systems and cause severe roof wind damage. Older roofs are susceptible to severe wind damage, by winds as low as 50 mph. 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.

After a severe storm of hail or high winds, it is important to get your roof inspected, and have a property damage assessment report so that you can learn whether you have damage to your roofing system. 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.
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. 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.
Commercial property owners can depend on RestoreMasters emergency response crews to assist them with catastrophic roof damage, siding and window damage, frozen pipe damageand 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.
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 mitigation, 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 help fixing storm damage.
As one of the nation's leading large loss claims experts, our team of independent adjusters works directly with your insurance company to help expedite the process and get your facility back to full operation in no time. We are a turnkey restoration contractor providing help with all phases of restoration from emergency cleanup services to complete build back of your property.
RestoreMasters provides a large team of professionals working on your behalf, including: insurance claims experts, large loss attorneys, public adjusters, roofing and building engineers, interior construction experts, and other professionals with a specialty in storm and disaster damage insurance restoration.
We provide the following roofing services: TPO roofing repair, metal roofing replacement, tile roofing hail & wind damge repair, slate roofing replacement, asphalt shingle roofing repair from tornado damage, EPDM roofing restoration, roof coatings, torch down roofing, BUR roofing replacement, SBS-modified roofing repair, PVC roofing restoration.

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