PORTAGE TOWNSHIP — Managers for two local lumber and home improvement stores say the July 1 hail storm that rolled through Catawba Island and Danbury Townships is still sending hundreds of customers through their doors weekly. “We have been considerably busier,” said Roger Radsick, of Gordon Lumber. “Without looking at the numbers, I’d say we’ve been up 20 to 25 percent.” Roofing and siding have been the staples. Radsick said that while local contractors and most out-of-town contractors are buying shingles and siding from local retailers, some are ordering their supplies and having them shipped in. Locally he said, anything associated with roofing and siding is flying off the shelves, he said. Rich Riedmaier of Carter Lumber, just down the street from Gordon on Ohio 53, agreed that shingles and siding are the No. 1 sellers. In general, a spring order for shingles consists of about 10 truckloads, he said. “We’ve probably already gone through...Read More
Severe hail storms predicted for NSW NSW should brace itself for a slew of fierce summer hail storms with the potential to cause billions of dollars worth of damage, the State Emergency Service (SES)is warning. More than 50 severe storms are predicted to hit the state’s east over the coming months, with some of them likely to be as damaging as Sydney’s eastern suburbs hailstorm of 1999. Hail stones as large as cricket balls caused more than $1.5 billion of damage during the intense, long-lived thunderstorm. At the time, it was Australia’s most costly natural disaster. ‘The hailstorm was of a magnitude seldom seen in Australia or the world,’ the Bureau of Meteorology said on its website. In preparation for this year’s onslaught of bad weather, NSW SES Commissioner Murray Kear is urging people to take all possible precautions. ‘Hail is one of the most destructive weather elements and as we saw in the Sydney...Read More
Severe Storm Drops Hail Throughout Colorado Springs A severe thunderstorm moving through Colorado Springs dumped hail in some areas and flooded streets. The hail was so much in areas like Montebello and Union that it looked like a snow storm had passed through. A severe thunderstorm moving through Colorado Springs dumped hail in some areas and flooded streets. The hail was so much in areas like Montebello and Union that it looked like a snow storm had passed through. The storm also caused flooding at Date and Siferd. There was so much water it looked like a stream instead of a road. Nathan Welch has lived in the area for six years. “Pretty much anytime we get a significant amount of rain it collects and floods,” said Welch. Welch wants the city to do something about the flooding issues on Siferd. He is concerned that someone might get hurt. “At a moment”s notice it can...Read More
Tornadoes, Hail, Flooding, and Some Building Damage All Reported In Aftermath of Tuesday Night Severe Weather Severe storms, including multiple reports of tornadoes over Clinton and Washington Counties, were reported Tuesday night. Storm Spotter Randal Meredith caught a shot of the tornado near Okawville. Severe weather sparked tornadoes and some isolated damage across South Central Illinois as severe thunderstorms moved across the area Tuesday evening. The heavy rains that continued throughout the evening and early morning hours dumped between three and five inches of rain across the region. As a result, a flash flood warning has been issued for Marion, Clinton and northern Washington County until nine Wednesday night. Crooked Creek at Hoffman and the East Fork of the Kaskaskia River at Fairman are both above flood stage. Two gates were fully opened and a third had been partially opened on the Raccoon Lake Dam earlier Wednesday. As a result, the Marion County Sheriff’s Department...Read More
ST. LOUIS — Strong storms are blamed for power outages, hail and lightning damage in Missouri. The storms brought nearly an inch of rain to parts of eastern Missouri Tuesday night and Wednesday morning. There were several reports of homes hit by lightning, and the utility company Ameren reported that more than 5,000 customers in Missouri and southern Illinois remained without power Wednesday morning. At least two St. Louis County schools were closed Wednesday because of outages. Another round of storms created thunderstorm warnings in southwest Missouri Wednesday morning, but there were no immediate reports of significant damage. Some parts of the state were also a flash flood warning. Read more here: http://www.sacbee.com/2012/09/26/4856249/storms-cause-outages-damage-in.html#storylink=cpyRead More
NEW ORLEANS – Hurricane Isaac was downgraded Wednesday to a tropical storm but continued to pound Louisiana with heavy rains and damaging winds. Eileen Blass, USA TODAY Heavy rains and strong winds whip through New Orleans on Wednesday, as forecasters predict the threat of major flooding will last through the night. Flooding in hard-hit Plaquemines Parish, about 10 miles southeast of New Orleans, forced authorities to announce they would purposely puncture an 18-mile levee there to relieve the strain as soon as weather allowed and equipment could be moved in. Airlines servicing Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport canceled all commercial flights for Thursday. Isaac started losing strength earlier in the day, and was carrying maximum sustained winds of 60 mph late Wednesday evening, the National Hurricane Center reported. As of 11 p.m. ET, the storm was located about 15 miles south of Baton Rouge and 70 miles west-by-northwest of New Orleans. It was moving...Read More
Storms pounded Central Indiana Thursday evening, leading many people to contact contractors Friday morning about hail damage. Judy and Charles Jones, who live in Danville, showed Fox59 the damage they had after the storm. They saved the hail and froze it in order to show their insurance company. “It’s unreal what it does. I didn’t know hail could do this much damage, but I guess when it’s that big, it does,” Judy Jones said. Jones said hail punched a whole through the arm rests of two plastic chairs. It broke the glass of a small table. It busted the bottom of a plastic trash can. Hail dented a grill and Charles Jones’ truck and it messed up a camper, they recently purchased, among other damage. “(The) windshield in the truck busted. Hail beat it to pieces. (The) screen is busted. Everything (busted),” Charles Jones said. Charles and Judy Jones have insurance for damage like the...Read More
BARNESVILLE, Minn. – A storm brought strong winds and hail to parts of Clay County on Thursday, while funnel clouds were reported in northeastern North Dakota and northwestern Minnesota, the National Weather Service said. Dime- to golf ball-size hail fell between 8:15 and 8:25 p.m. about five miles northeast of Barnesville, while mainly half-inch hail was reported about 11 miles east of the city. Winds estimated at 55 mph accompanied nickel-size hail one mile south of Hitterdal. The weather service received reports of quarter-size hail and 60-mph wind gusts in Warroad. Quarter-size hail also was reported near Eldred in Polk County and near Thompson in North Dakota’s Grand Forks County.Read More
It’s that time of the year again. Time to bring out the Christmas lights and start decorating! Many people hang lights incorrectly and damage their roofs, so it’s important to learn about the newest techniques and methods of hanging lights. Creating ...
During the winter, snow accumulates on your roof and slowly begins to thaw and refreeze in bulks of ice around your gutters. These are called ice dams, and they can be detrimental to your roof. From gutters collapsing to shingles lifting, ice dams ...