Emergency Roofing Crews Alerted After Ardmore, OK, Hit By Hail & High Winds On Sunday, May 15, 2022

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May 16, 2022

Hundreds of high wind and falling ice storms wrecked residential and commercial properties across the Southwest on Sunday, May 15th, with Ardmore, Oklahoma, suffering heavy hail damage to roofing systems. The hail property damage left rooftops battle-scarred as 70 mph winds tore shingles and entire sections of commercial buildings. In support of impacted communities, RestoreMasters placed commercial roof repair crews on standby.

Storm tracking platforms posted real-time assessments as hailstorms and high winds threatened southeast Oklahoma. Residents were urged to take shelter, shield automobiles, and protect family pets.

“People and animals outdoors will be injured. Expect hail damage to roofs, siding, windows, and vehicles. Expect considerable tree damage. Wind damage is also likely to mobile homes, roofs, and outbuildings. Locations impacted include Ardmore, Durant, Madill, Tishomingo, Marietta, Lone Grove, Healdton, Wilson, Kingston, Dickson, Colbert, Caddo, Mannsville, Bokchito, Ravia, Achille, Thackerville, Bennington, Silo, and Milburn. Considerable hail threat, radar indicated max wind gust, 70 mph,” according to reports.

Real-time tracking alerts proved correct as Carter County and neighboring municipalities suffered extensive automobile and roof storm damage. A local wind and hailstorm damage map highlights the areas and size of falling ice that left buildings in dire need of roof leak repair. The color-coded imaging shows overlapping hailstorms in yellow and orange.

Yellow sections northeast of Ardmore and long stretches over Durant and Lake Texoma indicate hail up to 1.25 inches pelting regions. The light orange areas show ice up to 1.75 inches falling, and the dark orange demonstrates ice stones more than 2 inches in diameter, inflicting hail damage on roofs and windshields. The light gray swaths on the weather map show high winds stretching from Ardmore across the Texas border and another overlapping Durant.

Hail & Wind Map, Ardmore, OK, May 15, 2022

Images and videos posted on social media by residents and weather experts:

The high wind and hail damage map produced by the National Weather Service paints an ominous portrait showing a concentration of severe weather events blanketing southern Oklahoma and Arkansas. National sources reported a total of three tornados, 139 high wind incidents, and 95 hailstorms on May 15, 2022. Wide-reaching sources indicate the following Oklahoma cities and towns in the Ardmore area suffered extensive wind gusts and hail property damage.

  • Ardmore: Hail the size of golf balls pounded outbuildings, automobiles, and rooftops late in the evening.
  • Calera: Winds exceeding 60 mph and hail damage reportedly caused a transformer to fail along Highway 75.
  • Connerville: Neighborhoods and business districts in Johnston County sustained roof damage from ice nearly the size of tennis balls pounding buildings.
  • Dickson: High winds dropped trees across the south side of town.
  • Durant: One-inch ice balls fell hard on Bryan County as storms hugged the Texas border. Wind gusts exceeding 60 mph downed trees and powerlines, leaving residents without electricity.   
  • Gene Autry: Quarter-sized ice peppered the small town and parts of the nearby Ardmore Municipal Airport.
  • Dougherty: Areas of Murray County experienced hard ice as large as ping pong balls cracking glass and causing roof hail damage.
  • Springer: The Carter Country community was hit by two hailfalls with ice as large as ping pong balls striking buildings.

Impacted Oklahoma property owners are urged to take measures to make emergency roof leak repairs before heavy rains cause further structural damage. RestoreMasters’ emergency commercial roof repair teams recently responded to Amarillo and the Texas Panhandle after high winds and hail-damaged rooftops on Sunday, May 1, 2022.

Severe storms, bringing hail, strong winds, or tornadoes can cause severe roof damage, by ripping off roofing systems. Winds as low as 50 mph can cause some older roofs to be damaged. 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.

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. 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.
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 symptoms take time to appear. And insurance companies sometimes enforce deadlines for claims, so you need to get your claim filed quickly.
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.
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.
Call us today, if your building or roofing system has seen damage from fallen trees or collapsed roof or any other damage from hail, tornadoes or wind storms.
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.
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