Emergency Roof Repair Underway After Amarillo, Texas Panhandle Suffer Devastating High Wind & Hail Damage on Sunday, May 1, 2022

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Disaster Response Team

May 2, 2022

High winds and ice the size of baseballs left a wake of property damage in Amarillo and across the Texas Panhandle on Sunday, May 1st. RestoreMasters issued an alert to every available roofing contractor to lend support as property owners require immediate roof leak repair before another storm rolls through the region.

According to ABC 7 News, multiple reports of baseball-sized ice stones caused widespread hail property damage to rooftops, siding, and automobile windshields. Although the highest intensity segments of the hail and windstorms narrowly missed downtown Amarillo, the surrounding area took devastation from both high winds and large ice strikes.

“A semi was also blown over along I-40 where winds gusted between 70-86 mph. A wind gust of 86 mph was observed by a west Texas mesonet site 15 miles NW of downtown Amarillo as this storm moved through Bishop Hills where additional baseball size hail was reported,” ABC 7 News reported. “Several reports of baseball size hail were noted in Hereford, Texas, which caused widespread damage in town. Winds and siding on homes were destroyed by those wind-driven hailstones, and there were several power lines blown over as well.”

A local hailstorm damage map shows multiple hailstorms overlapping each other and battering communities. The yellow sections highlight ice up to 1.25 inches in diameter, pelting places such as south Dalhart along Highway 87 and Washburn to the east of Amarillo. The orange bands indicate hail upwards of 1.75 inches around, with the darker orange showing ice as large as 2.5 inches striking residential and commercial roofs. But the purple clusters indicate hail larger than baseballs hammered neighborhoods and business centers outside Amarillo, inflicting the worst hail property damage on Sunday, May 1st, and overnight into Monday morning.

Hail & High Wind Map Amarillo, Texas Panhandle, May 1, 2022

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The National Weather Service tornado, high wind, and hailstorm damage map shows severe weather events across the Texas Panhandle, New Mexico, Colorado, Kansas, Louisiana, and a smaller cluster of East Coast storms centered in North Carolina. The national reporting center confirmed four tornados, 60 high wind incidents, and 138 hail sightings on Sunday, May 1st, 2022. The greater Amarillo area sustained among the worst high wind and hail damage to roofing systems including the following.

  • Amarillo: Wide-reaching areas were severely affected by hail as upwards of 10 icefall incidents pounded Potter County Sunday evening and into Monday. Ice larger than baseballs battered commercial rooftops and shattered exposed windshields.
  • Deaf Smith County: Residential and commercial buildings sustained hard impacts in Adrian, Broadview, and Hereford. The largest reported ice was 2.5 inches in diameter, and it punched holes in structures. Hereford reportedly suffered extreme winds that tore siding and roof sections apart.
  • Dumas: Moore County property owners suffered hits from ice the size of golf balls around midnight, carrying into Monday morning.
  • Sanford: Hail blanketed the small town east of the Canadian River.
  • Stinnett: Ice stones as large as golf balls pelted the Hutchinson County community, causing substantial hail roof damage after 8 pm. Torrential rains resulted in temporary flooding.

The Texas Panhandle can expect another wave of heavy rain that could exacerbate commercial property damage. Building owners are urged to make prompt roof leak repair efforts to avoid further losses. RestoreMasters recently called on emergency roofing specialists to aid property owners in Central Oklahoma after hail and high winds damaged roofs on Saturday, April 23, 2022.

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

Some older roofs can be damaged by winds as low as 50 miles per hour.

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.

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.

If roof leaks are a problem, they need to be addressed immediately. Experienced roofing contractors can either cover the affected area (or the entire roof) with a tarp or with a durable shrink wrap plastic membrane until long-term repairs can be made. Preventing water intrusion will help stop mold from growing.

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.

Many storm damage symptoms are not always evident immediately.

And insurance companies can require you to get a claim in before their deadline.

Commercial property owners can depend on RestoreMasters emergency response crews to assist them with catastrophic roof damage, siding and window damage, frozen pipe damageand turnkey restoration services.

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.

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.

Shrink Wrap RoofingRestoreMasters is a hail damage roofing and restoration contractor and provides storm damage restoration services including: commercial and industrial roofing, emergency roof repair, tarping & shrink wrap roofing, tile roof repair, water removal, burst pipe repair, water damage restoration, fire damage cleanup & fire damage restoration, debris cleanup, disaster response, tornado damage roofing & restoration, hurricane damage roofing & restoration, mold remediation, interior restoration and construction services to rebuild your property.

Contact RestoreMasters if you need assistance with storm damage repair.

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.

RestoreMasters provides a large team of professionals working on your behalf, including: insurance claims experts, large loss attorneys, public adjusters, roofing and building engineers, interior construction experts, and other professionals with a specialty in storm and disaster damage insurance restoration.

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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