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.

Getting a roof inspection & property damage assessment after severe weather like this is important for determining whether you need to address roof damage from hail or high winds.

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.

Rather than believing your roof is not damaged, if your property is anywhere in the area of the storm damage map, then you will want to get your roof inspected.

Symptoms of storm damage problems do not always show up immediately.

And insurance company deadlines could hinder your ability to file a claim later.

Commercial property owners can depend on RestoreMasters emergency response crews to assist them with catastrophic roof damage, siding and window damage, frozen pipe damageand turnkey restoration services.

We provide services to clients of all types, with hail or wind damage to tile roofing, such as: hospitals, medical facilities, churches, schools, colleges & universities, museums, condos, hotels, warehouses, resorts, retail properties, 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.

Contact RestoreMasters if you need help fixing storm damage.

Our team of large loss insurance claim experts works directly with your insurance company to get your facility back to pre-storm condition.

We provide all aspects of building restoration, from emergency response services and cleanup to total build back of your facility.

The RestoreMasters team is comprised of professionals specializing in storm damage insurance restoration, including: insurance claims experts, public adjusters, large loss attorneys, roofing engineers, building engineers, interior construction experts, and other experts in the field of damage restoration.

Types of roofing systems we repair & replace: 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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