A massive cold front has generated three days of storms. NOAA received 121 hail reports on Tuesday, April 9 spanning from northern Texas to the southeast corner of Minnesota. Large hail (9 reports on 4/9) came in from areas northwest of Fort Worth and in the Lincoln and Omaha areas of Nebraska.
Storms continued on Wednesday with a significant uptick in wind (190) and tornado reports (6). The swath of weather stretched from Arkansas and Missouri – tornados were reported in both states – to Pennsylvania. The system brought lightning and hail in addition to winds; large hail was reported near Indianapolis, IN.
Yesterday, the “massive storm system draped itself across half the country…from the Gulf Coast to Canada and with a wingspan from Maine to the Dakotas. At least one person was killed in Mississippi, where a tornado touched down” (NBCNEWS.com) in the eastern part of the state near the Alabama line. NOAA reported 267 total storm reports for the day: Tornado (9), Wind/HI (103/0), Hail/LG (19/2).
Donan has resources available to assist our clients in the wake of these events. Our Professional Engineers can investigate structural damage from foundation to roof. And now, through our Lightning Investigation service line, full-time Forensic Technicians can perform on-site investigations of HVAC units 5 tons or less.
For details, including consultative severe weather response planning, contact your Regional Sales Manager:
- Arkansas: Jason Carnley, Email / 800-482-5611,2045
- Indiana: Tony Graves, Email / 800-482-5611,2043
- Mississippi: Milena Torres, Email / 800-482-5611,2044
- Missouri: Tom Fayollat, Email / 800-482-5611,2051
- Nebraska: Haviland Brick, Email / 800-482-5611,2008
- Oklahoma: Jason Carnley, Email / 800-482-5611,2045
- Texas: Brandon Whisonant, Email / 800-482-5611,2058
Please note that all Donan projects are automatically billed from the office closest to the loss location and that, when available, all Donan roofing projects include a complimentary EagleView Roof Measurement Report.
Storm animations courtesy of Weather Data Technologies
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