Thursday the 27th November is another date to add to Brisbane's history - one of the worst storms in decades hit the city with force!
Brisbane has been left bruised and battered after the supercell swept across the city, packing wind gusts of up to 140km/h that drove hail the size of golf and tennis balls through roofs, windows and car windshields.
The winds - equivalent to a Category 2 cyclone - peeled roofs from homes and businesses, and toppled huge trees and powerlines across the city. Parts of Brisbane received a month's rainfall in less then 30 minutes.
Insurance companies are processing more than $27 million dollars worth of initial damage claims after the supercell storm that tore through Brisbane. It is estimated the final bill from Thursday's storm could top $100 million.
It is the worst hail and storm damage Master Roofing has seen - some of the hail dents left were the size of a softball - bigger than a cricket ball as reported!! The extent of the damage is unbelievable, with house after house missing sections of roof sheeting and roof tiles. Driving through the CBD yesterday evening, an old church still stood however every third roof tile had blown out of its location and were scattered across the roof. The beautiful stain glass windows were all shattered and broken. It truly is a saddening site seeing the extent of damage to some of Brisbane's historical and heritage listed buildings.
Our team has spent the last 48 hours working from daylight to dark to help restore safety to peoples homes. We have been attempting to make them watertight as a temporary fix until their insurance claims are processed. We have been tarping up roofs, sealing broken roof tiles, sealing whirly birds and shattered skylights with tarps and fixing new roof screws to loose roof sheets. Our aim in doing these works is to provide temporary means - to make the roof watertight and safe for those living under it. Our team has been fantastic achieving this and we have already been to over 50+ homes in the last few days, a great achievement. With so many homes still riddled with damage and issues, it is going to be a long clean up and process. We estimate that we will be spending the next six months at least working through this storm insurance work, restoring roofs to their former condition - both metal and tile.
If you need any roofing assistance, or are unsure if there is damage to your roof and its extent - contact us today we are able to assist you with your insurance roofing needs.
If you would like to see more photos of the storm and extent of the damame - visit our facebook page under 'photos and albums'.