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

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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.

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

Some older roofs can sustain damage from only 50 mph winds.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

As large loss claims experts, our team works directly with your insurance company to get your facility back on its feet.

We provide all aspects of building restoration, from emergency response services and cleanup to total build back of your facility.

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.

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