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

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Disaster Response Team

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.

Tornadoes, hail, and even strong winds can cause severe wind damage to roofing systems.

Some older roofs can sustain damage from only 50 mph winds.

Roof damage can be severe or mild, depending on various factors which include: materials used on the roof, impact of debris, building height and proximity to other buildings, age, angle and shape of the roof and type of roofing.

Getting a roof inspection & property damage assessment after severe weather like this is important for determining whether you need to address roof damage from hail or high winds.

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) are covered with a durable shrink-wrapped plastic membrane till permanent repairs can take place. That way you can prevent mold growth from water intrusion.

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 sometimes enforce deadlines for claims, so you need to get your claim filed quickly.

Emergency response crews are available to provide property owners with assistance in turnkey restoration services, as well as assistance with frozen pipe damage, window damage, siding damage, and roof damage.

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.

Give us a call today, if the building on your property recently was damaged from wind, fallen trees, hail, collapsed roof or any other storm-related damage.

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 help fixing storm damage.

Our team, comprised of large loss claims experts works directly with your insurance company to help get your business back into operation again as soon as possible.

We are a turnkey restoration contractor providing help with all phases of restoration from emergency cleanup services to complete build back of your property.

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.

We do repair, replacement and restoration services on the following roofing systems: TPO roofing, metal roofing, tile roofing for hail damage, slate roofing, asphalt shingle roofing from hurricane damage, EPDM roofing, roof coatings, torch down roofing, BUR roofing, SBS-modified roofing repair, PVC roofing.

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