Emergency Roof Repair Teams Respond As Jonesboro, Northeast Arkansas Ravaged By Tornados & Hail On Friday, April 15th, 2022

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Apr 16, 2022

Jonesboro and Northeast Arkansas communities were ravaged by twisters and hailstones the size of softballs breaking windshields, cracking roofs, and tearing buildings apart on Friday, April 15th, 2022. RestoreMasters alerted emergency roofing crews to assist commercial property owners and shore up leaking structures before another wave of storms does further damage.

Multiple tornado reports circulated local media outlets with Action News 5 indicating a pair of buildings sustained roof damage after a tornado bringing 80 mph winds tore a quarter-mile path just south of the center of Corinth. A large funnel cloud touched ground and blazed a trail through Sharp, Randolph, and Lawrence Counties around 7 p.m. Wide-reaching reports indicate the storm front also pummeled Craighead and Greene counties. High winds and ice stones larger than a softball wreaked havoc on rooftops and automobiles as residents sheltered indoors.

A local hail damage map shows a massive hailstorm stretching north of Mountain Home through the northeastern neighborhoods of Jonesboro and as far east as Wilson. A smaller storm hovered just over the Missouri border between Branson and Thayer. The hail damage map shows a long band of yellow on the edges of the storm, which points to quarter-sized hail pelting communities such as Jonesboro. The darker orange swaths show places such as Ash Flat, Imboden, and sections of Salem fielding hard ice as large as tennis balls. The purple clusters are where the heaviest damage occurred as hail larger than a softball battered properties.

The National Weather Service hail and tornado storm report map shows extreme weather events moving across Oklahoma, Arkansas, Missouri, Alabama, and southeast Tennessee on Friday, April 15th. All told, 22 high wind incidents, 77 hail property damage reports, and nine tornadoes were sighted during a 24-hour period, leaving communities without power and in desperate need of immediate roof leak repair.

Northeast Arkansas, Hail Storm Map, April 15, 2022

Hail and tornado reports have been posted by news outlets and citizens on social media:

Wide-reaching reports indicate the following areas suffered among the worst hail and tornado damage.

  • Bono: Located on the northwestern outskirts of Jonesboro, the city experienced hail more than 3 inches in diameter that pounded homes and commercial buildings.
  • Brookland: Some sections saw golf ball-sized hail pepper the region, causing roof leaks and other property damage. But hailstorm concentrations resulted in some areas suffering significant losses as baseball-sized ice fractures shingles. Intense winds also uprooted trees and severed sections of roofs from buildings.
  • Caraway: Hail, the size of baseballs, struck roofs and automobiles and left residents with substantial property damage.
  • Cherokee Village: Cars were reportedly crushed by massive ice stones as high winds tore doors and shingles off residential and commercial buildings. Roads were closed due to downed power lines, boats capsized in Lake Omaha, and the town’s mayor expressed that the west side sustained “severe isolated damage.”
  • Gepp: Ice stones upwards of 4 inches in diameter were recorded as Fulton County property owners endured among the worst hail damage during the severe weather event. High winds added insult to injury as reports of commercial building destruction circulated.
  • Lake City: Soft ball-sized ice stones devastated the Craighead County community at approximately 9 pm.
  • Osceola: The Mississippi County seat saw ice upwards of 2 inches in diameter blanket the region.
  • Walcott: High winds dropped power lines along County Road 780, causing roadblocks and safety threats.

Early tornado damage reports indicate Lawrence County was hit by a large tornado that damaged buildings in Hoxie, Black Rock, Ravenden, and flipped over cars on Highway 67 in Walnut Ridge. Commercial building owners who incurred hail or tornado property damage are urged to expedite roof leak repairs before rainstorms arrive. RestoreMasters commercial roofing crews also responded to a destructive hailstorm in Garfield County, Oklahoma, on Sunday, April 10th.

Severe storms, bringing hail, strong winds, or tornadoes can cause severe roof damage, by ripping off roofing systems.

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.

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.

Commercial property owners can rest assured that emergency response crews are available to assist with window, siding and roof damage, frozen pipe damage as well as 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.

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.

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.

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.

A turnkey restoration contractor, we can help you with all phases of restoration from emergency response services to total build back.

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.

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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