Emergency Crews Respond To Roof Hail Damage In St. Paul, Minnesota, On May 19, 2022
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Less than two weeks ago, St. Paul, Minnesota had a storm that dropped baseball and walnut-size hail. RestoreMasters crews were there then and they are in St. Paul again, after larger than teacup-size hail pelted roofs, homes, and buildings. Hail this size drops at nearly 40 mph, causing significant damage.
Along with the hail, was heavy rain. Large, fast-falling hail breaks roofing tiles, shingles, and siding, and heavy rain with wind pushes water under the damaged protection and seeps into walls and ceilings causing mold and mildew damage, not good for the health of a building, nor for the health of the people inside.
RestoreMasters is skilled at remedying hail and rain damage in emergency situations, providing shrink wrap or tarps to reduce intake of water, hence reducing water damage inside.
A local hail storm map indicates that hail fell on eastern St. Paul, as well as the eastern suburbs as marked by dark orange patches. Hail between 1.25” and 1.75” fell in areas surrounding the larger hail and hail up to 1” fell, out to Highway 40.
Videos and images are posted on local social media by news centers and citizens:
I should add a disclaimer here that this was entirely my own fault for thinking I could outrun the storm. Turns out, I’m not that fast a runner. 😂@NWSTwinCities- can confirm we got a fair amount of hail in St. Paul (Como Park)! #mnwx https://t.co/XOBNDgW0hi— The Caffeinated Therapist 🧣 (Taylor’s Version) (@bellabee13) May 19, 2022
This storm has produced hail up to quarter-size in Minneapolis, nearly covering the ground in spots, and is tracking into St. Paul and nearby suburbs in Ramsey and Washington Counties. Hail could get bigger than this as the storm intensifies. https://t.co/8iwZbyRKLl— NWS Twin Cities (@NWSTwinCities) May 19, 2022
NOAA’s hail and wind storm map indicates various sized hail, with heavy rain in some areas, which causes great damage to buildings and homes.
- Paul: Quarter, ping pong ball and golf ball-size hail.
- Emmons: Hailstones between golf ball and two-inch size.
- Twin Lakes: Heavy rain and quarter sized hail, and up to 3” size hail fell south of Alberta Lea, with much small hail.
- Glenville: Two-inch hail.
- Minneapolis: Quarter-size hail.
- Falcon Heights: Half-dollar-size hail.
RestoreMasters has expertise in dealing with immediate emergency remediation after heavy rain and hail storms, which can cause various forms of damage, some very obvious and some not easily seen by inexperienced eyes.
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. 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.
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