Emergency Roof Repair Crews Respond To Hail Destruction In Atoka, Coalgate, OK, on Monday, April 11, 2022

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Apr 12, 2022

Spring continues its harsh treatment of Oklahomans as a severe weather event brought tornado alerts and pounded Atoka and Coalgate on Monday, April 11th, with large hailstones causing widespread roof damage. RestoreMasters is responding by putting emergency roofing specialists on alert to promptly fix the region’s hail property damage.

According to News 9, a tornado watch was issued for Haskell, Latimer, Le Flore, Pittsburg, Pushmataha, and Sequoyah counties through 11 pm on Monday, April 11th. From Monday through Wednesday, the strong winds and hail events were hyper-active across the Plains and into the Deep South. But on Monday, Coal and neighboring counties were battered by hail damage on roofs and automobiles as upwards of seven Oklahoma counties suffered ice stone impacts ranging from the size of a quarter to a large apple.

Local hail damage maps from this devastating storm show multiple weather patterns. One stretched as far east as West Valley Cemetery outside Wapanucka and paralleling Highway 3 as far west as Antlers. Another hailstorm ran north of Clarita through Coalgate and as far west as Daisy. The hardest-hit areas included neighborhoods south of Coalgate where orange and purple areas on weather maps indicate hail ranging from 2 to 3 inches. Maps also show orange hovering over Atoka and Antlers, indicating ice stones as large as golf balls resulted in hail damage on roofs.

Coalgate-Atoka, OK Hail Map - April 11, 2022
Tornadoes, sometimes accompanied by hail can cause damage throughout the area, and storm reports by citizens cover social media.
A National Weather Service hailstorm damage map shows a string of fronts and intense wind events across Southeast Oklahoma and Central Arkansas. According to reports, the following areas sustain significant property damage as hail hammered buildings.

  • Arkoma: Reports from Industrial and Highway 112 to the south of Arkoma indicate hail upwards of 1.75 inches in diameter struck cars, trucks, and caused roof storm damage.
  • Antlers: Pushmataha County saw hail as large as golf balls thump roofs and property at approximately 8:15 pm.
  • Atoka: Property owners sustain hail roof damage after multiple strikes dumped ice stones ranging from 1-3 inches in diameter before dusk.
  • Braden: Ice stones the size of golf balls pelted residential and commercial buildings.
  • Centrahoma: This Coal County area sustained the heaviest hail roof damage as ice balls upwards of 3 inches in diameter made landfall. Impacted by ice as large as apples, emergency roof repair remains a necessity.
  • Coalgate: The County Seat experienced ice the size of tennis balls striking homes and commercial buildings.
  • Pocola: Hail as large as golf balls pounded the community at approximately 4:28 pm.

Cities and towns that experienced 1-inch hailstones included Poteau in Le Flore County, Red Oak in Latimer County, and Bromide in Johnston County. The state’s severe weather typically peaks from mid-April through mid-May, often causing property owners to reach out to commercial roof repair specialists to repair cracks, torn shingles, and secure their structures from rain damage. RestoreMasters recently responded to destructive hailstorms and high wind damage by alerting roofing and restoration contractors to effect repairs in Garfield County, Oklahoma.

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.

It's important to get a thorough roof inspection & property damage assessment following severe weather like this so that you can determine whether you have 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.
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 problems do not produce symptoms right away. And insurance company deadlines could hinder your ability to file 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.
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.
Wind Damage to RoofWe are a disaster restoration contractor providing damage restoration from hail, tornadoes, fire and flood. RestoreMasters responds to disaster emergencies by repairing roofing systems of commercial and residential buildings, starting with temporary solutions using tarp or shrink wrap to prevent leaks, until more permanent solutions are decided upon. We also assist with debris cleanup, water removal, burst pipe damage repair, water damage building restoration, tornado damage roofing & restoration, hurricane damage roofing & restoration, mold remediation, interior restoration and reconstruction, and many other services to rebuild your damaged property. We also provide fire & smoke damage restoration.
Contact RestoreMasters if you need help fixing storm damage.
Our team, comprised of large loss claims experts works directly with your insurance company to help get your business back into operation again as soon as possible. We are a turnkey restoration contractor providing help with all phases of restoration from emergency cleanup services to complete build back of your property.
Our team of professionals includes: insurance claims experts, public adjusters, building engineers, roofing engineers, interior construction experts, large loss attorneys and other professionals specialized in storm damage insurance restoration projects.
We provide the following roofing services: TPO roofing repair, metal roofing replacement, tile roofing hail & wind damge repair, slate roofing replacement, asphalt shingle roofing repair from tornado damage, EPDM roofing restoration, roof coatings, torch down roofing, BUR roofing replacement, SBS-modified roofing repair, PVC roofing restoration.

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