Father’s Day Hail Storm – June 19 2016
Fathers day began hot and steamy on June 19 2016, but took a drastic turn in the early evening with a heavy amounts of thunder and lightning.
Then the wind and the heavy hail storm moved in on the Brainerd-Nisswa area, bringing a large amount of damage to vehicles, homes and cabins in the area. The hail storm carried softball sized hail stones that reach 4.25″ in diameter recorded by property owners in the area.
Check out our Minnesota Hail Map 2016 for more information regarding the storm location!
4000 Properties Damaged? Minnesota Hail Storm 2016
The severe weather lasted for nearly 8 minutes with heavy winds with gust of wind up to 75mph. The hail storm reached 4000 properties in the area that spanned from Wadena to Aitkin MN. Early warnings were initiated in Crow Wing County around 6:20pm on June 19 2016 to inform residents and travelers of the potential danger of server weather and even tornados.
The hail storm is thought to be one of the largest in history causing major damage to the surrounding areas. Power lines and trees toppled due to the heavy winds leaving more than 1,745 customers without power as of 7pm on Sunday night.
If your property was damaged or you are unsure if your property was damaged here are a few tips that can save you time and a lot of stress.
1. Inspect your property from ground level to see if any part of your home has been damaged by hail.
2. Call a professional roofing contractor for a free inspection if you notice damage or if you’re unsure of damage. It’s never bad to be safe rather than sorry.
3. Leaks are bad. If home is leaking, make sure to have emergency repairs completed immediately before permanent damage can occur. Your insurance company will cover the emergency repair made by a professional.
4. Take photos of anything you notice to be damaged. Ripped window screens, dented downspouts, cracked windows, etc.
5. Want extra free advice? Call us at Stinson Services – 952.933.4510 and we’ll help you walk through any questions you have about your property.