Emergency Restoration Contractors Assist Communities After Severe Hail Storm On May 9, 2022, In Western Minnesota

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May 10, 2022

The week started off with two large storms that blew through Minnesota on Monday, May 9. Fallen trees, sheared off branches, downed power lines, and debris mixed with hail and torrential rains to leave a huge swath of mayhem in the western area. This was the same storm that caused havoc in the St. Paul area.  In particular, according to Fox9, one couple had a tree fall on their house, while they were in their basement with their 5 dogs. The tree split their house in half. This was from straight-line winds, also known as derechos, which can be as damaging as tornadoes. Schools could not open due to power outages, and trees blocked roadways.  There were flash floods in roadways, and homes and commercial buildings were taking in water and even a very brief tornado. RestoreMaster says that hail can be very damaging on its own, but propelled by high winds, it can be devastating to a roof. They ask that building owners take great care in promptly and accurately reporting damage to insurance companies, in order to receive what is needed to repair and restore. They also urge home and building owners to deal with any water that has entered their homes or businesses, as promptly as safety permits, in order to avoid complications from standing water.

These storms started early Monday morning, moving east and northeast across the state, into mid-morning. According to a hail map of the area, large hail dropped from western Yellow Medicine to Pine and Chisago counties, Montevideo and Fergus Falls received hail up to 2 inches in diameter (dark orange), and areas further into the middle of the storm, such as Clarkfield, Boyd and Blomkest, received hail up to the size of tennis balls and baseball (purple). The outskirts of the large hail areas found hail up to about 1” – 1.25” (yellow).

Hail Map, Western Minnesota, May 9, 2022

Residents of the affected areas, and weather experts shared images of the storm and hail on social media:

From the NOAA National Weather Services storm and damage report, clearly high winds were a problem, causing trees and branches to drop and power poles to snap. Many incidents of hail were also reported.

  • Gilman: Brief tornado on the ground.
  • Cloquet: 5 minutes of hail which covered the ground.
  • Benedict: Quarter size hail.
  • Montevideo: Golf ball-size hail.
  • Inger: Several 12 – 14 inch diameter pine trees snapped at the trunk in Chippewa National Forest.
  • Willmar: Quarter-size hail.
  • Boyd: Ground was completely covered with hail.
  • Leonidas: 8” diameter poplar tree down on power line.

Hail with high winds and heavy rains with floods can cause untold damage to buildings. RestoreMasters has many years of experience in damage remediation, emergency repair, and final restorations. They will work with property owners' insurance companies to get the best coverage to bring properties back to pre-storm condition.

Strong winds can rip open some roofing systems and cause severe roof wind damage.

Winds as low as 50 mph can cause some older roofs to be damaged.

The severity of roof damage depends on several factors including: type and age of roofing materials, presence of flying debris, roof shape and angle, building height and proximity to adjacent structures and the quality of original roof installation.

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.

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.

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

Emergency response crews are available to assist commercial property owners with roof damage, frozen pipe damage, siding and window damage, and 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.

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.

Contact RestoreMasters if you need assistance with storm damage repair.

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.

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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