Emergency Roofers Arrive After Severe Damage Caused By Hail And High Winds In Concordia, Kansas, On April 29, 2022

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Apr 30, 2022

Friday afternoon and evening were chaotic for many residents in the central east area of Kansas. Heavy hail, high winds hit the Concordia area, with tornadoes close by. This outbreak was related to the Andover-Wichita storm that developed a havoc-creating tornado in communities south of Concordia. Rain, hail and winds pummeled the area. Hail ranged from pea size up to 2 inches in some areas. High winds snapped tree branches and stripped shingles off roofs. A house in Wabaunsee county was completely decimated, experts suspect tornadic activity, since tornadoes were spotted in the area. Power lines were snapped, and many citizens were without electricity until repairs could be made and electricity restored. RestoreMasters arrived to assist with emergency roof repair, providing shrink wrap or tarps to prevent water damage to home and commercial structures. They will continue on, working in the community to do assessments for insurance claims, assisting with reporting to insurance companies, as well as providing expert repair and restoration of damaged buildings and roofs.

A map of Concordia and the surrounding area indicates a portion of a much more widespread storm system. This portion of the storm pelted Concordia up to Calderhead with hail ranging up to 1.25” (yellow). But communities in and around Concordia got the largest hail from 1.25” (light orange) up to 2.5” (dark orange). Hail this size, propelled by high winds, can cause significant damage to roofs, gutter systems, and sidings, and cause not only cosmetic damage but structural damage, allowing water to seep in which can encourage mold growth and rot in attics, ceilings, and walls.

Hail, Wind Map, Concordia, Kansas, April 29, 2022

Many sightings of tornadic activity in the surrounding areas were posted on social media by trackers, citizens and news centers:

The National Weather Service storm reports for April 29, 2022, provide insight into the range of damage and extent of the storm in this area:

  • Enterprise: Funnel cloud reported in Dickinson County.
  • Chapman: Ping Pong ball-sized hail in Dickinson County.
  • Abilene: Tornado spotted north of Carlton and quarter to half dollar-sized hail on the western side of Abilene city limits in Dickinson County.
  • Herington: Two houses damaged, suspected tornado in Dickinson County.
  • Troy: Tree limbs down, in Doniphan County.
  • Lawrence: Three-inch diameter tree limbs snapped, wind speeds estimated at 60 mph, and power lines down in Douglas County.
  • Mayetta: Utility poles snapped in half, tornado spotted on the ground in Jackson County.
  • Beloit: Large live tree down in Mitchell County.
  • Tipton: Dust storms were spotted when wind came through in Osborne County.
  • Auburn: A large tree (several feet in diameter) was knocked over and crushed a car in Shawnee County.
  • Eskridge: A house was destroyed, power poles damaged, suspected tornado in Wabaunsee County.
  • Wamego: Power poles knocked down in Wabaunsee County
  • Washington: Brief tornado touch down, just outside of town, three-inch tree limbs and utility poles broken in Washington County.
  • Westwood Hills: Large tree down on a home in Wyandotte County.

RestoreMasters will be remaining in the area until everyone is back to pre-storm condition. With so much damage, and many buildings needing repairs, the owners may need a lot of help in communicating with insurance companies. RestoreMasters has experts who handle these details, so that home and business owners can get the best help. RestoreMasters also provides quality and expert reconstruction and repair services.

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. Several factors will determine the severity of roof damage: the height of the building and proximity to nearby structures, the quality of work by the original installers, the shape and angle of the roof, the age and type of roofing materials, and the impact from debris.

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. Circumstances do not always allow for immediate repair of roof leaks. In the meantime, an experienced disaster roofing contractor can cover the roof or affected area with a tarp or with a durable plastic shrink wrap material, until such a time when more permanent repairs can be made. We need to stop more moisture damage, so we can prevent mold growth.
Even if you don't think your roof was damaged, you will want to get your roof inspected if your property falls anywhere within the hail 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 depend on RestoreMasters emergency response crews to assist them with catastrophic roof damage, siding and window damage, frozen pipe damageand turnkey restoration services.
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.
If your building recently sustained damage due to wind, hail, falling trees, collapsed roof, or other storm-related issues, give us a call 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 mitigation, 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.
Contact RestoreMasters if you need help fixing storm damage.
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The RestoreMasters team is comprised of professionals specializing in storm damage insurance restoration, including: insurance claims experts, public adjusters, large loss attorneys, roofing engineers, building engineers, interior construction experts, and other experts in the field of damage restoration.
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