Roof Repair in Central Mississippi Following Damage From High Winds & Tornadoes on April 13, 2022
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Residents of Central Mississippi ended their workday on Wednesday, April 13th, with high winds and tornadoes that caused damage to roofs, along with damaged siding on homes and commercial buildings. Many trees were uprooted, felled or snapped and thrown onto roads, highways and buildings. Utility poles were twisted, or snapped. Tornadoes dropped and sped through communities across Mississippi with focused destruction over Jackson and areas around Jackson. One tornado ran through a forested area to the west of Jackson. Others carved paths east of Jackson.
In Alcorn County, structures were damaged by an EF-0 tornado that touched down with maximum estimated wind speed of 80 mph. Unfortunately, in Olive Branch, people were trapped in a house after a tree fell on it. Injuries are unknown at this time. High winds caused roof damage to several commercial buildings and a gas station awning was destroyed. A home in Ashland had a tree fall on it, damaging the roof. Basic City had suspected tornadic activity, with structural damage along CR 350. A wall collapsed in Jonestown, with the high winds blowing brick debris 30-40 feet into the street. Crystal Springs saw wind gusts of 60 to 70 mph.
Eudora homes were damaged by trees falling on them. In Cross Roads, a tin roof was peeled off a shed. And significant roof damage occurred in Hernando. Overall, damage was significant to many buildings of all types. And RestoreMasters has been there helping home owners, business owners and property managers, with damage assessment, insurance reports and getting the buildings and structures back to pre-storm condition.
Reports abound of tornado and high wind damage all throughout central and Midwest states. This storm is part of the same system that brought havoc to the Louisville, Kentucky area. From the wind storm weather map, the large gray areas indicate winds from 58 – 73 mph. Smaller dark blue areas indicate winds from 74 – 95 mph with the black streaks throughout indicating tornadoes.
Images and videos from the Mississippi area provide during and after accounts on social media.
The National Weather Service reports widespread tree and utility pole damage which contributed to much property damage and blocked roads throughout the Mississippi area:
- Corinth: Winds estimated at 80 mph, damaged structures, businesses had roof damage and a gas station’s awning was destroyed, in Alcorn County.
- Ashland: A tree fell on a home and caused roof damage, in Benton County.
- Basic City: Suspected tornado caused structural damage, in Clarke County and there was roof and porch damage in Lauderdale County.
- Jonestown: A wall collapsed and brick debris was blown into the street about 30-40 feet from where it stood, in Coahoma County.
- Ludlow: A tree was blown down onto a Leake County house.
- Crystal Springs: Wind gusts were up to 70 mph, in Copiah County.
- Olive Branch: A tree fell on a house in Desoto County, and trapped people inside, it is unknown if anyone was injured.
- Nanih Waiya: Structures were damaged, numerous trees were knocked down due to a possible tornado, in Winston County.
- Eudora: Multiple trees fell on Desoto County homes causing roof damage to one of them.
- Hernando: A large tree fell on a home, and there was significant roof damage to a building in Desoto County.
- Causeyville: Multiple homes lost their roofs and many trees were downed, tornado suspected, in Lauderdale County.
- Plum Grove: Lowndes County home received damage to a deck, with trees snapped and minor roof damage on another home.
- Louin: A roof was completely blown off a Jasper County house.
- Laurel: Many trees were uprooted and warehouses and manufactured homes sustained roof damage in Jones County.
- Brooksville: A gas station canopy awning was damaged, a small shed rolled over, and utility poles were left leaning over, in Noxubee County.
- Iuka: A roof of a large building was damaged, in Tishomingo County.
- Ecru: A large tree fell on a home, in Union County.
Uprooted or fallen trees, flying branches and debris can cause untold damage to house and building siding, roofing systems, doors, windows, and decks. RestoreMasters has the know-how to secure a damaged building until more permanent solutions can be accomplished. The team also helps homeowners and building managers deal with insurance claims and final restoration and repairs.
Severe storms, bringing hail, strong winds, or tornadoes can cause severe roof damage, by ripping off roofing systems. Older roofs are susceptible to severe wind damage, by winds as low as 50 mph. 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.
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