Roofing Contractor Fixes Storm Damage in Emporia, KS Following September 17, 2022 Hail & Wind Storm

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Sep 18, 2022

Hail and high winds ripped through Emporia, KS, on Saturday, Sept. 17th, downing utility poles and leaving commercial property owners in need of emergency roof repair. RestoreMasters has contractors who can be contacted at the roof repair offices in Wichita, Kansas, to provide commercial roof inspection services in support of an insurance claim and fix damaged buildings.

“A tree reportedly fell onto a roof at the height of the Saturday afternoon storm in Emporia. A pole was broken at 12th Avenue and Industrial Road. Wind gusts estimated at 70 miles per hour knocked down limbs and power lines five miles south-southwest of Reading. The LCECC reported Neosho Rapids lost power completely, as did part of Americus,” The Emporia Gazette reported. “Winds in the 60-mph range were reported at Emporia Municipal Airport, as well as north of Olpe and north of Neosho Rapids. Law officers reported hail in the Neosho Rapids area was about the size of golf balls, combining with the wind to strip leaves from trees.”

Extreme temperatures following the water seepage from high wind and hail roof damage are setting buildings up for potential mold growth. Commercial property owners are urged to request a complimentary roof inspection to avoid unnecessary remediation.

A local high wind and hail damage map indicates a large hailstorm stretched from Americus to the southeast of Lebo, with intense concentrations over Neosho Rapids. The yellow sections on the hailstorm map show ice chunks up to 1.25 inches making landfall. The light orange shows hail up to 1.75 inches pelting automobiles and buildings. But the dark orange demonstrates hailstones up to 2.5 inches in diameter inflicted roof damage.

The light grayish swath over Emporia points to high winds that neared hurricane force and left a wake of property and wind roof damage.

Hail and Wind Damage Map - Emporia, KS, Wind 9/17/2022

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The National Weather Service high wind and hail damage map shows storm concentrations over Central Kansas, Nebraska, Iowa, and Northern Minnesota. Local news and social media reporting highlight the heavy property and roof damage sustained in Lyon County and abutting communities.

  • Americus: Hail the size of hen eggs pounded rooftops during the mid-afternoon. The sustained icefall covered lawns and decks as strong winds uprooted trees.
  • Emporia: High winds reached 65 mph as trees were toppled and utility poles fell. A barn was significantly damaged.
  • Geary County: Gusts reached 70 mph with reports of wind damage across Grandview Plaza and Junction City.
  • Neosho Rapids: Hailstones the size of ping pong balls peppered commercial and agricultural buildings from 4:21 pm to 4:40 pm. Straight line winds of 60 mph stripped the leaves from trees.
  • Reading: Broken tree limbs and downed power lines blocked roads after 70 mph winds swept through Lyon County.
  • Saffordville: Trained spotters observed winds estimated at 60 mph flatten vegetation, while hail pelted areas of Chase County.
  • Wilsey: The Morris County community was blanketed by quarter-sized hail.

It’s essential to have a commercial roof inspection performed following a severe weather event to ensure roof leaks are cured. RestoreMasters worked with property owners to implement emergency roof repair strategies and perform roof inspections to fast-track insurance claims in Lincoln, NE, after a hailstorm hit on June 16, 2022.

Severe storms, bringing hail, strong winds, or tornadoes can cause severe roof damage, by ripping off roofing systems. Some older roofs can sustain damage from only 50 mph winds. The severity of roof damage depends on several factors including: type and age of roofing materials, presence of flying debris, roof shape and angle, building height and proximity to adjacent structures and the quality of original roof installation.

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. Some storm damage symptoms take time to appear. And deadlines from insurance companies could hinder you from filing a claim later.
Commercial property owners can rest assured that emergency response crews are available to assist with window, siding and roof damage, frozen pipe damage as well as 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.
Call us today, if your building or roofing system has seen damage from fallen trees or collapsed roof or any other damage from hail, tornadoes or wind storms.
Wind Damage to RoofWe are a disaster restoration contractor providing damage restoration from hail, tornadoes, fire and flood. RestoreMasters responds to disaster emergencies by repairing roofing systems of commercial and residential buildings, starting with temporary solutions using tarp or shrink wrap to prevent leaks, until more permanent solutions are decided upon. We also assist with debris cleanup, water removal, burst pipe damage repair, water damage building restoration, tornado damage roofing & restoration, hurricane damage roofing & restoration, mold remediation, interior restoration and reconstruction, and many other services to rebuild your damaged property. We also provide fire & smoke damage restoration.
Contact RestoreMasters if you need assistance with storm damage repair.
Our team of large loss insurance claim experts works directly with your insurance company to get your facility back to pre-storm condition. A turnkey restoration contractor, we can help you with all phases of restoration from emergency response services to total build back.
Our team of professionals includes: insurance claims experts, public adjusters, building engineers, roofing engineers, interior construction experts, large loss attorneys and other professionals specialized in storm damage insurance restoration projects.
We provide repair, replacement and restoration services due to tornado damage and hurricane damage for the following roofing systems: 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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