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 sustain damage from only 50 mph winds. Several factors will determine the severity of roof damage: the height of the building and proximity to nearby structures, the quality of work by the original installers, the shape and angle of the roof, the age and type of roofing materials, and the impact from debris.

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.
Rather than believing your roof is not damaged, if your property is anywhere in the area of the storm damage map, then you will want to get your roof inspected. 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 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.
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.
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.
Shrink Wrap RoofingRestoreMasters is a hail damage roofing and restoration contractor and provides storm damage restoration services including: commercial and industrial roofing, emergency roof repair, tarping & shrink wrap roofing, tile roof repair, water removal, burst pipe repair, water damage restoration, fire damage cleanup & fire damage restoration, debris cleanup, disaster response, tornado damage roofing & restoration, hurricane damage roofing & restoration, mold remediation, interior restoration and construction services to rebuild your property.
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. We provide all aspects of building restoration, from emergency response services and cleanup to total build back of your facility.
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.
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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