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.

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.

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.

In situations where you've got a leaking roof, experienced disaster roofing contractors can stop the leaks temporarily, by laying tarp or by using a durable shrink-wrap plastic membrane in the affected areas, or even over the entire roof. This will keep your building protected until permanent repairs can take place. This will help prevent mold infestation from water leaks.

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.

Some storm damage problems do not produce symptoms right away.

And deadlines from insurance companies could hinder you from filing a claim later.

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.

Our clients include: schools, hospitals, hotels, churches, resorts, retail, warehouse, industrial, and other commercial properties as well as residential properties with hail or wind damage to tile roofing systems.

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.

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.

If you need storm damage repair, contact RestoreMasters.

As large loss claims experts, our team works directly with your insurance company to get your facility back on its feet.

A turnkey restoration contractor, we can help you with all phases of restoration from emergency response services to total build back.

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.

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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