Wind & Hail Damage Insurance Claims Filed Due To Storms Plaguing Southwest Nebraska On June 7, 2022

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Jun 8, 2022

​Two to three-inch hailstones dropped with torrential rains and high wind all throughout Southwest Nebraska, as part of a system of storms that harried residents and business owners living and working in their path. Roofs were destroyed, and windows were broken. According to Imperial Republican News, 30-year roofs that were replaced in 2019 due to destructive storms that occurred in September, now have about a 20-year life, but most roofs are being totaled.

Nebraska has a lot of farming communities, and crops were damaged in Chase County, which makes it hard on farmers, as they have a very small window of time to decide to replant. Planting has time periods in order for crops to grow and produce within the growing season. The time period for planting in Nebraska is closing soon.

With so much roof damage, RestoreMasters encourages residential and commercial property owners to take advantage of their free roof inspections, in order to get the best coverage from insurance companies.

The local hail and wind map indicates high wind overlapping in some areas where hail fell which can create a greater impact of hail on roofs and sidings. Light gray areas indicate winds up to 58 – 73 mph, and indigo indicates winds up to 95 mph. Hail up to 1 ¼” is indicated by yellow and orange to dark orange from 1.25 to 2.5”.

Hail Map, Southwest Nebraska, June 7, 2022

Images and videos are posted on social media by residents and news centers:

NOAA’s hail and wind storm damage map indicates incidents of damage throughout southwest Nebraska and surrounding areas:

  • Burr: Storm lasted about 8 minutes.
  • Imperial: 2” diameter hail, most closer to golf ball size.
  • Cook: Hail damage swath between roads 733 and 736, significant damage to four houses along with crop damage, mostly quarter size but some golf ball-sized hail.
  • Genoa: Pea to golf ball size hail.
  • Hazard: Largest stones around tennis ball size, 3” to 3.5” hail and wind gusts near 70 mph,
  • Monroe: Crops destroyed, large amounts of small hail, with some up to quarter size, numerous trees down.
  • Millard: 1-inch hail.
  • Max: Hail measuring 2.13”.
  • Ravenna: Hail ranging from half-inch to 2 inches, four windows on a house, 2 windows on a garage, back window of a car broken, and damage done to a truck due to large hail.
  • Poole: Hail approximately 2” in diameter.
  • Trenton: Golf-ball-sized hail.
  • Culbertson: Quarter to egg-size hail
  • Hampton: Half dollar size hail.
  • Wood River: 2” in diameter hail.
  • York: Half-dollar hail.
  • McCool: Quarter-sized hail.
  • Davey: Wind with large branches down.
  • Ceresco: 50 mph wind, some broken windows.
  • Wilcox: Quarter-size hail.
  • Tobias: Mostly golf-ball-sized hail, but some larger.
  • Eagle: Ping pong ball to baseball-sized hail.
  • Ansley: Power poles are down across tracks.
  • Wauneta: Power out.
  • Litchfield: Siding damage to a home due to wind-driven large hail.
  • Palisade: Trees uprooted or snapped, and roof was blown off.
  • Shelby: Pivot overturned and tree uprooted, wind gusts of 60 to 70 mph, pivots overturned, visibility reduced to 10 feet.
  • Pleasanton: Homes with several broken windows, northeast of Pleasanton.
  • Sterling: One-inch tree limb broken.
  • Hebron: Wood frame outbuilding destroyed, semi-truck turned over.
  • Lenora: Hardwood tree split in half and leaning onto a home, snapped half of the tree damaged several wooden fence panel.
  • Nelson: Damage to a couple of grain bins and other equipment on-site, the tree snapped at the farmstead.

RestoreMasters has been in the area, providing assistance with emergency temporary repairs and insurance claim filing by assisting with roof inspections.

Some roofing systems can be severely harmed by damage from heavy winds, tornadoes, or hail. 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.

It's important to get a thorough roof inspection & property damage assessment following severe weather like this so that you can determine whether you have roof damage from hail or high winds. If roof leaks are a problem, they need to be addressed immediately. Experienced roofing contractors can either cover the affected area (or the entire roof) with a tarp or with a durable shrink wrap plastic membrane until long-term repairs can be made. Preventing water intrusion will help stop mold from growing.
Get your roof inspected, even if you think there is no problem, especially if your property falls anywhere within the area of the hail and wind damage map. Some storm damage problems do not produce symptoms right away. And insurance companies can require you to get a claim in before their deadline.
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.
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.
March 25, 2021 Tornado DamageWe are RestoreMasters, a restoration contractor specializing in wind & hail damage roofing, providing storm damage restoration services including: disaster response, commercial and industrial roofing, tile roof repair, emergency roof repair with tarp or shrink wrap, debris cleanup, water removal, pipe burst cleanup, water damage restoration, tornado damage roofing & restoration. In addition to that, we respond to disaster situations with: hurricane damage roofing & restoration, mold remediation, interior restoration and construction, windows & doors, and other services to rebuild your property. We also provide fire damage restoration.
If you need help recovering from storm damage, contact RestoreMasters.
Our team of large loss insurance claim experts works directly with your insurance company to get your facility back to pre-storm condition. As a turnkey restoration contractor, we step in at the beginning with emergency response services and will stay with you throughout the entire process till your property is built back.
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.
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