Hail Damage Roof Repair Specialists Alerted to Destructive Hailstone Strike in McCook, NE, on June 5, 2022

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Jun 6, 2022

Widespread automobile and roof damage left property owners in McCook, NE, reeling after hailstones the size of grapefruits smashed windshields and cracked shingles on Sunday, June 5th. RestoreMasters immediately contacted emergency roof repair technicians to respond and secure any roof with hail damage before water penetrations cause further losses.

Residents of Red Willow County were largely taken by surprise as early warning weather alerts underestimated the girth of hard ice that left a wake of destruction. Residents were forced to shelter in place as massive ice chunks pummeled the area, inflicting hail damage on roofs in residential neighborhoods and business districts alike.

A local hail damage map paints a humbling portrait of a hailstone storm that pounded Red Willow county. A pair of overlapping hailstorms intersect at Indianola, where crossing yellow bands indicate hail as large as 1.25 inches in diameter peppered areas along Highway 34. The storm cells stretch as far east as Bartley and south across Route 89.

The lighter orange sections highlight places where hail up to 1.75 inches around struck communities and the darker orange swaths demonstrate hailstones as large as 2.5 inches made landfall. The dark purples section at the eye of the hailstorm signifies hailstones as large as 4 inches made direct hits on cars, trucks, and structures in McCook.

Hail Map, McCook, NE June 5, 2022

Posts from local social media by residents and storm chasers:

The National Weather Service confirms the massive ice strikes in Red Willow County and the surrounding area. A national tornado, high wind, and hailstorm damage map shows a wave of intense weather systems moving across Nebraska, Kansas, and Oklahoma, with isolated storms in the Northwest and Southern states. The final tally for Sunday, June 5th, reached two tornados, 28 high wind events, and 73 hailstorms. Wide-reaching accounts of the massive ice strikes and strong winds in Southeast Nebraska reported the following.

  • Bartley: Wind gusts reached 60 mph and were accompanied by heavy rainfall.
  • Danbury: Hail the size of golf balls covering the area were posted on social media.
  • Indianola: Pushed by winds that reached 64 mph, hail the size of quarters smacked windshields, house siding, and roofing systems.
  • Lexington: Facebook posts by residents show ice the size of ping pong balls blanketing the Dawson County community. Wind gusts reportedly hit 64 mph just after 8 pm.
  • McCook: Widespread reports of hail the size of softballs were trending on social media. Some indicated ice as large as a grapefruit smashed property and likely caused roof leaks. Wind gusts reached 60 mph as the storm raged through the municipality.

The annual Nebraska hailstorm season usually runs through July, and it’s important to have a thorough roof inspection conducted following a severe weather incident. Hail the size of a golf ball can crack shingles and dent metal roofing system, making roof leak repair necessary.

Few structures can take hits from hailstones the size of a softball without requiring a roof repair contractor to secure leaks and replace badly damaged sections. RestoreMasters recently deployed emergency roofing crews to Okemah and Wetumka, OK, after grapefruit-sized hail inflicted property damage on May 15, 2022.

Some roofing systems can be severely harmed by damage from heavy winds, tornadoes, or hail. Winds as low as 50 mph can cause some older roofs to be damaged. 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.

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. If roof leaks do occur, an experienced disaster roofing contractor can stop leaks with tarping or shrink wrapping, where affected areas (or the entire roof) are covered with a durable shrink-wrapped plastic membrane till permanent repairs can take place. That way you can prevent mold growth from water intrusion.
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. Some storm damage symptoms take time to appear. And deadlines from insurance companies could hinder you from filing 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.
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.
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.
Lighthouse Tabernacle - Sulphur, LARestoreMasters is a disaster restoration contractor, providing storm damage restoration from hail, tornadoes, fire and flood, responding to emergencies in disaster situations, by aiding with repair of commercial and industrial roofing, tile roofs, providing temporary solutions to cover damaged roofs with tarp or shrink wrap. We also provide clean up of storm debris, water damage cleanup, frozen pipe burst cleanup, restoration after water damage, mold remediation, tornado damage roofing & restoration, hurricane damage roofing & restoration, interior restoration and construction and much more. We also provide fire damage cleanup & restoration.
If you need help recovering from storm damage, contact RestoreMasters.
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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 repair, replacement and restoration services due to tornado damage and hurricane damage for the following roofing systems: TPO roofing, metal roofing, tile roofing, slate roofing, asphalt shingle roofing, EPDM roofing, roof coatings, torch down roofing, BUR roofing, SBS-modified roofing, PVC roofing.

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