Emergency Roof Repair Underway After Tornadoes Rip Through Southeast Oklahoma on November 4, 2022

Commercial Roofing & Restoration

Disaster Response Team

Nov 5, 2022

Destructive tornadoes and fierce winds tore through Southeast Oklahoma on Friday, Nov. 4th, leaving a wake of roof wind damage. Emergency roof repair specialists were dispatched to the region to secure buildings, provide commercial roof inspection services for ailing property owners, and help fast-track insurance claims. Those impacted by the high winds are urged to call the RestoreMasters roof repair office in Ardmore, OK.

“A Quick Response Team (QRT) assessed the damage today of the tornado that tracked 58 miles from Red River County, TX to McCurtain County, OK on Nov. 4.  This tornado is now preliminarily upgraded from an EF-3 to an EF-4 with estimated max winds of 170 mph.” the National Weather Service in Norman, OK, reportedly tweeted.

High winds, flying debris, and roof hail damage are often obvious after catastrophic weather hits. But the vacuum force of high-level tornadoes pulls on everything around it, leaving roof wind damage unnoticed until leaks occur months later. That’s why RestoreMasters urges commercial building owners in Southeast OK to request a complimentary roof inspection to ensure your claim is honored.

A local map of the tornado activity in Southeast Oklahoma shows gray swaths where the devastating high wind events tore through unsuspecting communities. Gray sections show high-wind incidents and the black lines are where tornadoes touched down, cutting paths of destruction across Southeast Oklahoma.

Hail and Wind Damage Map - Southeast Oklahoma, Tornadoes, Wind 11/4/2022

Images showing tornado activity and damage all throughout social media:

The National Weather Service high wind, hailstorm, and tornado damage map for Friday, Nov. 4th, shows an intense storm cluster covering Northeast Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas, and Southeast Oklahoma. Isolated storms are positioned over Missouri, Iowa, and Wisconsin. All told, there were 73 high wind incidents, 29 hailstorms, and 48 tornadoes recorded for the day. Local and national reports highlighted the devastation inflicted on Southeast Oklahoma.

  • Calera: An EF-1 plowed through areas of Bryan County, snapping trees and hurling debris at buildings. Several mobile homes were badly damaged and an 18-wheeler was overturned on US 75.
  • Gans: Winds exceeded 65 mph across Sequoyah County that snapped trees as heavy rain flooded roadways.
  • Heavener: The Le Flore County community was heavily impacted by high winds and tornado activity. Trees were uprooted and a twisted tore a 6.5-mile path that caused widespread roof wind damage.
  • Idabel: The McCurtain County community suffered among the worst property damage as an EF-4 destroyed residential and commercial buildings, downed power lines and yanked mature trees out by their roots.
  • Pickens: An EF-2 reportedly touched down, based on a survey of the property damage.
  • Preston: A barn was destroyed and high winds sent the lumber across a roadway in Okmulgee County.
  • Sawyer: A powerful twister trekked across the Texas line into Choctaw County. Complete building restoration will be required for numerous structures as tornado and high winds ravaged neighborhoods and business districts.
  • Spiro: High winds toppled trees and utility poles as roof shingles were torn.

Property owners sometimes believe they have been spared roof wind damage when a tornado misses their building. But high winds and the vacuum effect leave difficult-to-detect damage. That’s why a prompt commercial roof inspection is essential to identify and document the damage.

RestoreMasters conducted commercial roof inspections in Guymon, OK, to support insurance claims after hail and wind storms hit on June 7, 2022.

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 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. 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. Some storm damage problems do not produce symptoms right away. And deadlines from insurance companies could hinder you from filing 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 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.
If you need storm damage repair, contact RestoreMasters.
Our team, comprised of large loss claims experts works directly with your insurance company to help get your business back into operation again as soon as possible. We are a turnkey restoration contractor providing help with all phases of restoration from emergency cleanup services to complete build back of your property.
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.
We provide the following roofing services: TPO roofing repair, metal roofing replacement, tile roofing hail & wind damge repair, slate roofing replacement, asphalt shingle roofing repair from tornado damage, EPDM roofing restoration, roof coatings, torch down roofing, BUR roofing replacement, SBS-modified roofing repair, PVC roofing restoration.

For emergency services

Call Now

Disaster Response Services

Disaster Cleanup

Roof Emergency Sealing

Shrink Wrap Roofing

Roof Tarp Solutions

Site Containment

Emergency Board-up

Debris Removal

Hail Damage Repair

Wind Damage Repair

Commercial Roofing

Residential Roofing

Water Damage Removal

Fire Damage Restoration

Mold Remediation

Restoration Construction

Windows & Doors

Siding Repair

Flood Damage Repair

Interior Construction

Commercial Exterior

Insurance Claims

TPO Roof With Hail Damage
We provide turnkey solutions for complex restoration projects.

Learn More About RestoreMasters

Certified & Accredited Restoration Specialists

RestoreMasters is licensed, bonded and insured for your protection. We also maintain industry leading certifications and memberships to offer our clients superior services.
  • $10 Million General Liability Insurance
  • Bonding Capacity up to $50 Million
  • OSHA Safety Trained
  • Top 100 Roofing Contractor
  • Inc 5000 Company
  • Certified General Contractor
  • Better Business Bureau A+ Rating
  • Compliance Depot Certified Vendor
  • EPA Lead Safe Certified Contractor
  • Owens Corning Preferred Contractor
  • GAF Certified Weather Stopper Roofing Contractor
  • CertainTeed Master Shingle Applicator
  • Union Corrugating Commercial Contractor of the Year
  • Berridge Certified Installer
  • Verisco Authorized Flat Roof Installer
  • Verea Preferred Platinum Elite Installer
  • Ironstone Master Artisan
  • Conklin Preferred Contractor