Roof Contractor Arrives To Repair Damage From High Winds, Tornado & Hail, In Southern Indiana on May 19, 2022
Commercial Roofing & Restoration
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.
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.
For emergency services
Disaster Response Services
Roof Emergency Sealing
Shrink Wrap Roofing
Roof Tarp Solutions
Hail Damage Repair
Wind Damage Repair
Water Damage Removal
Fire Damage Restoration
Windows & Doors
Flood Damage Repair
Learn More About RestoreMasters
Certified & Accredited Restoration Specialists
- $10 Million General Liability Insurance
- Bonding Capacity up to $50 Million
- OSHA Safety Trained
- Top 100 Roofing Contractor
- Inc 5000 Company
- Certified General Contractor
- Better Business Bureau A+ Rating
- Compliance Depot Certified Vendor
- EPA Lead Safe Certified Contractor
- Owens Corning Preferred Contractor
- GAF Certified Weather Stopper Roofing Contractor
- CertainTeed Master Shingle Applicator
- Union Corrugating Commercial Contractor of the Year
- Berridge Certified Installer
- Verisco Authorized Flat Roof Installer
- Verea Preferred Platinum Elite Installer
- Ironstone Master Artisan
- Conklin Preferred Contractor