Roofers Respond to Destructive Hailstorm & High Winds in Enid, Garfield County, OK, Sunday April 10, 2022
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A high-wind hailstorm tore through communities north of Oklahoma City on Sunday, April 10th, pounding roofs and causing widespread property damage through Garfield County. RestoreMasters field teams continue to repair and secure commercial roofs to prevent further losses after Enid, Oklahoma, took the brunt of the icefall.
Media outlets have long reported the state attracts among the highest number of hailstorms annually. Nearly half of all hail-related property damage claims are filed between March and May. The Oklahoma Insurance Department indicates the state suffers the third most hailstorm in the U.S. behind South Dakota and Nebraska. According to an Insurance Department report, “Oklahoma had 55 percent of all buildings affected, with nearly 650,000 properties damaged in 2017.” Those figures remain relatively consistent year-over-year.
Local weather radar maps show the April 10th severe weather incident extended from Highway 60 in the west end of Enid across the community and into Breckinridge to the east. The heaviest hail (yellow) falls occurred around West Willow Road and throughout the North End of Enid. A second hails storm (orange) dumped ice stones the size of a half-dollar on sections of Fairmont.
High winds and hailstones cause damage throughout the area, and storm reports by citizens cover social media.
The north end of Enid saw the most severe hard ice impacts as ping pong ball-sized hail struck roofs, and automobiles, while blanketing streets. National Weather Service radar maps tracked intense weather formations across the region that highlighted hailstorms and high winds inflicted damage to the following areas on Sunday, April 10th.
- Garfield - Hail as large as 1.25 inches struck the Fairmount. Enid, the county seat sustained repeated hail destruction in four consecutive waves. The largest reported hard ice was 1.5 inches in diameter.
- Nowata – There were winds upwards of 62 mph. Trees were downed, and roofs were torn in Delaware.
- Ottowa - High winds snapped tree limbs throughout the town of Miami. At least two barns were damaged on South 670 and East 166 roads, based on early reporting in Wyandotte.
National radar maps also demonstrate hailstorms trailed through southeast and central Missouri. Ice pelted counties that include Jasper, Lawrence, Dallas, Greene, and Phelps. The communities of Oakland Park and Willard, Missouri, were struck by the largest hail during the fast-moving storm fronts. High winds also wrought havoc on structures in Newtown, where outbuildings were leveled.
Hail propelled by strong winds can cause all manner of damage to a roof. Some older roofs can be damaged by winds as low as 50 miles per hour. 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.
Following severe weather like this, it's important to get a thorough roof inspection & property damage assessment to determine whether or not you have roof damage from hail or wind. If roof leaks do occur, an experienced disaster roofing contractor can stop leaks with tarping or shrink wrapping, where affected areas (or the entire roof) is covered with a durable shrink wrapped plastic membrane till permanent repairs can take place.
Even if you don't think your roof was damaged, you will want to get your roof inspected if your property falls anywhere within the hail damage map. Some storm damage problems do not produce symptoms right away. And insurance company deadlines could hinder your ability to file a claim later.
Emergency response crews are available to assist commercial property owners with roof damage, siding and window damage and turnkey restoration services.
Our clients include: schools, hospitals, hotels, churches, resorts, retail, warehouse, industrial and other commercial properties as well as residential properties with hail or wind damage to tile roofing systems.
If your building recently sustained damage due to wind, hail, falling trees, collapsed roof or other storm-related issues, give us a call today.
RestoreMasters is a hail damage roofing and restoration contractor and provides storm damage restoration services including: commercial and industrial roofing, emergency roof repair, tarping & shrink wrap roofing, tile roof repair, water removal, debris cleanup, disaster response, interior restoration and construction services to rebuild your property.
If you need help, contact RestoreMasters.
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