Tidewater residents can attest to one thing, there certainly isn’t a shortage of severe weather action in Hampton Roads. Just last week, The National Weather Service in Wakefield confirmed it was an EF2, possibly even an EF3, tornado that hit Chesapeake and Virginia Beach Friday night. That type of tornado isn’t likely expected in this area when the severe weather warning alerts get publicized.
Based on the tornadoes in Virginia Beach in the last 20 years, the average tornado force is from 0 (40-72 MPH) to 1 (73-112 MPH). The tornado that hit last week was between 113 to 206 MPH. Any roller coaster buffs out there? Even if you aren’t, I’m sure you can imagine the force when the fastest Busch Gardens roller coaster, Apollo’s Chariot, max speed reaches only 73 MPH! The fastest roller coaster in the world is the Formula Rossa in Ferrari World, United Arab Emirates reaches a max speed of 150 MPH.
What does a roller coaster have to do with roofing? Nothing, however, a tornado with that much forceful speed blowing through parts of Chesapeake and Virginia Beach, did leave residents with roof damages. Wavy 10 announced, more than 200 homes were damaged and 12 were condemned. If your home is in need of repairs, we are here to help! The Roofing Company is a reputable, honest and caring contractor who will get your home back to its original state.