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.

Some roofing systems can be severely harmed by damage from heavy winds, tornadoes, or hail. Some older roofs can sustain damage from only 50 mph winds. 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.

After a severe storm of hail or high winds, it is important to get your roof inspected, and have a property damage assessment report so that you can learn whether you have damage to your roofing system. 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. Some storm damage problems do not produce symptoms right away. And insurance companies sometimes enforce deadlines for claims, so you need to get your claim filed quickly.
Emergency response crews are available to assist commercial property owners with roof damage, frozen pipe damage, siding and window damage, and 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.
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.
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