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.

Severe storms, bringing hail, strong winds, or tornadoes can cause severe roof damage, by ripping off roofing systems. Some older roofs can be damaged by winds as low as 50 miles per hour. The intensity of roof damage is determined by various factors: the velocity and impact of flying debris, the quality of the original installation, the building height and location in relation to other buildings, the angle and shape of the roof, and the material used on the roof.

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. 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.
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 company deadlines could hinder your ability to file 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.
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.
Contact RestoreMasters if you need assistance with storm damage repair.
As large loss claims experts, our team works directly with your insurance company to get your facility back on its feet. As a turnkey restoration contractor, we step in at the beginning with emergency response services and will stay with you throughout the entire process till your property is built back.
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.
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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