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.

Severe storms, bringing hail, strong winds, or tornadoes can cause severe roof damage, by ripping off roofing systems. Winds as low as 50 mph can cause some older roofs to be damaged. 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.

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.
Get your roof inspected, even if you think there is no problem, especially if your property falls anywhere within the area of the hail and wind damage map. Symptoms of storm damage problems do not always show up immediately. And insurance companies sometimes enforce deadlines for claims, so you need to get your claim filed quickly.
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 provide services to clients of all types, with hail or wind damage to tile roofing, such as: hospitals, medical facilities, churches, schools, colleges & universities, museums, condos, hotels, warehouses, resorts, retail properties, 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 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. As a turnkey restoration contractor, we step in at the beginning with emergency response services and will stay with you throughout the entire process till your property is built back.
The RestoreMasters team is comprised of professionals specializing in storm damage insurance restoration, including: insurance claims experts, public adjusters, large loss attorneys, roofing engineers, building engineers, interior construction experts, and other experts in the field of damage restoration.
We do repair, replacement and restoration services on the following roofing systems: TPO roofing, metal roofing, tile roofing for hail damage, slate roofing, asphalt shingle roofing from hurricane damage, EPDM roofing, roof coatings, torch down roofing, BUR roofing, SBS-modified roofing repair, PVC roofing.

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