Emergency Roof Repair Contractors Lend Support After Two Hail, Tornado Incidents Ravage Seminole, Oklahoma, on Monday, May 2, & Wednesday, May 4, 2022

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Disaster Response Team

May 5, 2022

Seminole, Oklahoma, was ravaged by back-to-back severe weather storms as hail, high winds, and tornados tore roofs from residential and commercial buildings on Monday, May 2nd, and again Wednesday, May 4th. RestoreMasters dispatched multiple emergency roof repair teams to support property owners in the aftermath of these terrifying events.

Local news outlets spoke to the widespread damage as the multifaceted storm fronts trekked across Central Oklahoma. ABC affiliate KOKO 5 posted on-site photos and videos of twisters touching down and shredding roofs. One image shows a large commercial building laid almost bare, with only a fraction of the roofing remaining.

“If we go across the street to the left, Francisco will see another building that the roof is gone and partially, and it's partially collapsed, but that is that was completely demolished and completely flattened on the ground,” News crews reported from Seminole on May 4th, 2022. “Now the other building I'm talking about is right there, see how the roof is gone. All you see is the metal structure.”

“The Academy of Seminole confirmed the school building took a direct hit from the tornado. But everyone who was at the school was safe and accounted for,” a post by The Oklahoman indicated. “Still affected by a power outage from the previous tornado, the town of Seminole could not sound additional sirens to warn residents. Meteorologists urged people living outside the area to call friends and family in Seminole and warn them to take shelter again.”

To say the roof storm damage was widespread and devastating doesn’t do justice to the losses sustained in Seminole and the surrounding area. And while roof wind damage garnered much of the regional news coverage, multiple icefalls pummeled residential and business districts, inflicting significant hail damage to roofing systems.

Tornado & Hail Map, Seminole, Central Oklahoma, May 4, 2022

Tornado and hail images and videos crowded local social media after two storms hit Seminole within two days:

The National Weather Service reports high wind, tornado, and hail damage map for the back-to-back storm fronts in clusters concentrated across Oklahoma and Arkansas on May 2nd. A storm damage map for May 4th shows dispersed severe weather across Texas, Oklahoma, and a cluster on the Eastern Seaboard. All told, 16 tornados, 93 high wind incidents, and 112 hail strike reports were fielded on those two days alone. Wide-reaching reports indicate following communities suffered extraordinary losses.

  • Atoka: High winds blew windows out in retail outlets and commercial buildings.
  • Atwood: Hughes County residents were pelted by ice the size of quarters.
  • Checotah: Storm chasers reported gusts of more than 60 mph in McIntosh County.
  • Chickasha: Baseball-sized hail caused widespread hail property damage.
  • Henryetta: Hail up to 1-inch in diameter struck properties while high winds estimated at 60 mph ripped off sections of roofs.
  • Holdenville: Wind roof damage reports indicated sections were severed from outbuildings.
  • Norman: Winds exceeding 60 mph were reported across Cleveland County.
  • Okemah: A tornado was sighted crossing I-40 by storm chasers in Okfuskee County.
  • Seminole: Ice stones the size of grapefruits pummeled residential and commercial structures. A tornado ripped through the city at 8 pm on May 4th.
  • Verden: Residents experienced relatively light hail that cracked shingles and glass.

Although May typically represents the peak season for tornados in Oklahoma, high wind events are expected to carry through June. Property owners are urged to contact a roof repair contractor and secure damage before heavy rains move into the region. RestoreMasters recently responded to hail and high-wind devastation in Concordia, Kansas, on April 29, 2022.

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. The intensity of roof damage is determined by various factors: the velocity and impact of flying debris, the quality of the original installation, the building height and location in relation to other buildings, the angle and shape of the roof, and the material used on the roof.

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.
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 provide property owners with assistance in turnkey restoration services, as well as assistance with frozen pipe damage, window damage, siding damage, and roof damage.
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.
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.
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 help fixing storm damage.
As large loss claims experts, our team works directly with your insurance company to get your facility back on its feet. 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 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 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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