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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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.

Tornadoes, hail, and even strong winds can cause severe wind damage to roofing systems. 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.

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. If roof leaks do occur, an experienced disaster roofing contractor can stop leaks with tarping or shrink wrapping, where affected areas (or the entire roof) are covered with a durable shrink-wrapped plastic membrane till permanent repairs can take place. That way you can prevent mold growth from water intrusion.
Even if you don't think your roof was damaged, you will want to get your roof inspected if your property falls anywhere within the hail damage map. Some storm damage symptoms take time to appear. And insurance companies can require you to get a claim in before their deadline.
Emergency response crews are available to assist commercial property owners with roof damage, frozen pipe damage, siding and window damage, and 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 recently sustained damage due to wind, hail, falling trees, collapsed roof, or other storm-related issues, give us a call today.
March 25, 2021 Tornado DamageWe are RestoreMasters, a restoration contractor specializing in wind & hail damage roofing, providing storm damage restoration services including: disaster response, commercial and industrial roofing, tile roof repair, emergency roof repair with tarp or shrink wrap, debris cleanup, water removal, pipe burst cleanup, water damage restoration, tornado damage roofing & restoration. In addition to that, we respond to disaster situations with: hurricane damage roofing & restoration, mold remediation, interior restoration and construction, windows & doors, and other services to rebuild your property. We also provide fire damage restoration.
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