Roof Contractor Arrives To Repair Damage From High Winds, Tornado & Hail, In Southern Indiana on May 19, 2022

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May 20, 2022

Southern Indiana was hit with hail the size of baseballs, heavy winds, and a tornado, on Thursday, May 19th early in the afternoon. According to a local news report, areas like Poseyville and Wadesville, Indiana had hail at about 2.75”. (Without wind, this size of hail can be dropping at 40-70 mph.) Vehicles in the parking lot at North Posey High School had broken windshields and other damage. The students said it sounded like a team of people were running on the roof of the school building. A lot of damage occurred on roofs and sidings.

An EF-2 tornado landed in Wabash County, Illinois at 9:30 pm, producing significant damage through the Mt. Carmel, Illinois area then straddled the White River and blew through the Gibson/Knox County line in Indiana. Trees were uprooted and snapped and then thrown onto homes. Dozens of power poles were snapped and structural damage occurred to buildings.

This storm was in conjunction with many other storms that occurred on May 19th, like the one in St. Paul, Minnesota, where teacup-sized hailstones slammed the area.

Contractors from RestoreMasters have been dispatched to the area to assess the damage, help file damage reports to insurance companies and implement emergency remediation, by covering roofs with shrink wrap or tarp, until more permanent solutions can be had. After storms such as this, it is imperative to get damaged buildings covered quickly, in order to prevent water damage from future storms.

The local hail storm map indicates large swaths of heavy wind (light gray), with a tornado (black streak) starting in Illinois and ending in Gibson/Knox County, Indiana. Hail up to 1” predominated, as indicated by yellow swaths. The purple area indicates where the baseball-sized hail fell near Posey and Lawrence.

Hail Map, South Indiana, May 19, 2022

Weather centers and citizens posted images and videos of hailstones and the storm:

The NOAA National Weather Service storm and damage map indicates a tornado, a variety of hail sizes as well as damage from heavy winds.

  • Newberry: 200 acres of corn, soybeans lost and 1000 acres stripped to stubs, fully-headed wheat destroyed.
  • Manville: Trees down in Northern Jefferson County, trees and power lines down near Manville.
  • Avonburg: Trees down on powerline.
  • Wakefield: Medium trees snapped along North Spry Road northeast of deputy.
  • Wirt: Power lines down near Smyrna.
  • Hazleton: Tree Limbs Down.
  • Crossville: Trees and Power lines down.
  • Decker: Trees and utility lines down in and around the area, semi-truck blew over on US 41 near Firemen Rd.
  • Fort Branch: Power out and Possible roof damage to house.
  • Washington:27” hail found melting along roadsides.
  • Sandborn: 2” hail north of Sandborn.
  • Mitchell: 2” hail.
  • Versailles: Tree reported down across US 421 and West County Rd.
  • Milford: Pole snapped halfway up at West Base Road and North County Road.
  • Madison: Several trees down.
  • Valeene: Quarter to Half-dollar-size hail.
  • Hardinsburg: Quarter-sized hail.
  • Bristow: Quarter-sized hail near I-64 near MM 70.
  • Poseyville: Baseball-sized hail near North Posey High School, cars were damaged.
  • Santa Claus: Golf ball-sized hail between towns of Fulda and New Boston.
  • Pumpkin Center: Half-dollar-sized hail.

With damage from trees and branches, and hail the size of baseballs dropping at 40-70 mph, with heavy winds propelling them against homes, buildings, and roofing systems, RestoreMasters has a lot of work ahead, to help property owners restore their buildings to pre-storm condition.

Tornadoes, hail, and even strong winds can cause severe wind damage to 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.

Following severe weather like this, it's important to get a thorough roof inspection & property damage assessment to determine whether or not you have roof damage from hail or wind. 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.
Get your roof inspected, even if you think there is no problem, especially if your property falls anywhere within the area of the hail and wind damage map. Some storm damage problems do not produce symptoms right away. And insurance companies can require you to get a claim in before their deadline.
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.
Our clients include: schools, hospitals, hotels, churches, resorts, retail, warehouse, industrial, and other commercial properties as well as residential properties with hail or wind damage to tile roofing systems.
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.
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.
If you need help recovering from storm damage, contact RestoreMasters.
As one of the nation's leading large loss claims experts, our team of independent adjusters works directly with your insurance company to help expedite the process and get your facility back to full operation in no time. We are a turnkey restoration contractor providing help with all phases of restoration from emergency cleanup services to complete build back of your property.
RestoreMasters provides a large team of professionals working on your behalf, including: insurance claims experts, large loss attorneys, public adjusters, roofing and building engineers, interior construction experts, and other professionals with a specialty in storm and disaster damage insurance restoration.
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