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.

Strong winds can rip open some roofing systems and cause severe roof wind damage. Some older roofs can be damaged by winds as low as 50 miles per hour. 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.

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. 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. Many storm damage symptoms are not always evident immediately. And insurance companies can require you to get a claim in before their deadline.
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.
The types of clients that consistently rely on RestoreMasters to assist them with hail or wind damage to tile roofing includes: all commercial buildings, hospitals, schools, churches, condos, apartments, hotels, resorts, restaurants, dealerships, retail properties, historical homes & buildings, warehouses and industrial properties.
Call us today, if your building or roofing system has seen damage from fallen trees or collapsed roof or any other damage from hail, tornadoes or wind storms.
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 of large loss insurance claim experts works directly with your insurance company to get your facility back to pre-storm condition. We are a turnkey restoration contractor providing help with all phases of restoration from emergency cleanup services to complete build back of your property.
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.
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