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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Many storm damage symptoms are not always evident immediately.

And insurance companies can require you to get a claim in before their deadline.

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 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 has sustained harm from fallen trees, collapsed roof or any other damage related to hail, tornado or wind storms, call us today.

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.

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.

A turnkey restoration contractor, we can help you with all phases of restoration from emergency response services to total build back.

The RestoreMasters team of professionals includes: public adjusters, insurance claims experts, large loss attorneys, roofing and building engineers, interior restoration crews, and many more professionals specializing in insurance restoration for storm damage.

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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