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.

Some roofing systems can be severely harmed by damage from heavy winds, tornadoes, or hail. 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.

Following severe weather like this, it's important to get a thorough roof inspection & property damage assessment to determine whether or not you have roof damage from hail or wind. 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.
If your property was anywhere within the storm damage map, it would be best to get your roof inspected, even if you think your roof was not damaged. Symptoms of storm damage problems do not always show up immediately. And insurance company deadlines could hinder your ability to file a claim later.
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 serve the following types of property owners with hail or wind damage to tile roofing: hospitals and clinics, schools, universities, institutions, churches, condos, hotels, resorts, retail properties, warehouses, mult-family, historical properties, industrial properties and residential properties.
If your building recently sustained damage due to wind, hail, falling trees, collapsed roof, or other storm-related issues, give us a call today.
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 mitigation, 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.
If you need help recovering from storm damage, contact RestoreMasters.
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.
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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