Larned Residents’ Homes Sustain Storm Damage Following the Severe Weather on Tuesday

Larned Residents’ Homes Sustain Storm Damage Following the Severe Weather on Tuesday

Tuesday evening, the Larned area was hit with a large thunderstorm that brought heavy winds and substantial pieces of hail. The severe weather caused high levels of damage to homes around the Larned region.

What: 60 mph. winds and hail up to 2.90 inches in diameter
When: October 3rd
Where: Larned, KS

Earlier this week, KSN reported on its website that Larned and surrounding areas were impacted by a severe thunderstorm with heavy winds and baseball-sized hail.

If you or someone you know sustained damage to their home from the thunderstorm, here is some information about hail, storm safety tips, and some relief resources for residents in Larned.

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Hail & Damage

Extreme weather can often result in hail, which is a form of ice pellet that can range in size. When hail is around or larger than 1” in diameter, it can cause high levels of damage to your property, home, roof, and belongings. This damage can range from compromised structural integrity of your home to dented roofing and gutters, cracked siding, shattered windows, and ripped screen doors.

According to KSN, residents in and around the Larned area reported broken windows, damaged siding, and fallen trees.

Storm Safety Tips

Here are some ways that you can prepare for an upcoming storm or help reduce potential damage to your home.

Before a Storm:

• Clear out any weak branches near your home and roof
• Bring in any outside furniture or decorations
• Move your car to a safe and covered place

During a Storm:

• Stay inside your home
• Keep away from any windows and doors
• Make sure your animals are safe and inside
• Close your curtain windows to create a barrier

After a Storm:

• Inspect your home and roof for any damage
• Safely clear away debris
• Call a roofing professional to inspect your home

Storm Damage Resources

Pawnee County has an emergency management page where you can find information about the local weather and ways to prepare for and stay safe during various types of storms and natural disasters. These guides can be useful in alleviating stress during an emergency.

Shull Roofing

Shull Roofing

Shull Roofing has been serving the Larned area for 13 years and has expertise in storm damage restoration. At Shull Roofing, we are committed to offering high-quality and professional workmanship and creating long-lasting relationships within our community. It is our goal to set the standard for home improvements.

If you or a loved one sustained damage from the recent severe weather in Larned, call us today to learn more about our services and request a free estimate in 24 hours.

Massive Severe Storms Rage Through Larned and St John, Kansas – 05/09/23

Massive Severe Storms Rage Through Larned and St John, Kansas – 05/09/23

Residents of local towns are shaken and stirred as massive storms rage through and deliver explosive chunks of hail creating damage to homes and properties.

What: 4″ Grapefruit-sized hail

When: May 9, 2023

Where: Larned and St. John Kansas

Residents of Larned and St John, Kansas run for safe shelter as a massive storm surges through the local communities bringing much-needed rain, but along with it, hail and damaging winds nearing 80 mph. 

As reported on, “grapefruit-sized hail was reported at 4:40:00 PM CDT on 05/09/2023 about 6 miles from the center of Larned, Kansas. Local stations reported that through the night as the storm continued, it escalated to broken power lines, downed trees, and widespread destruction. 

What Does This Mean for Your Home? 

Damaging winds of this magnitude caused asphalt shingles to break, rip, and fly off of homes. Not to mention the enormous chunks of hen-sized and grapefruit-sized hail which accompanied it. Massive clouds of great force brought alarm and concern for families and their homes. The following video taken by a passerby was taken as the storm approached St John

What Can I Expect as Damage? 

This storm brought hail in various sizes, with the largest being near hen-sized chunks of ice. 

Hail even the size of 1” in diameter can create great damage, and a professional inspection is advised once the storm has passed. What are some ways this size of hail can damage your home

  • Create dents in shingles
  • Bruise the underlayment
  • Dented or cracked siding
  • Rip holes in window and/or door screens
  • An excessive amount of granular loss

Hail can create even more damage, closer to what Larned and St John experienced. Add to the above list,

  • Broken ridge caps or roof vents
  • Even more destruction to siding, including areas being torn off
  • Cracks in doors and windows from impact

Add to this, the strong winds presented in this storm,  and your home can be hit by falling trees, broken branches, or areas of roof materials ripped off the house. There will be days of cleanup and repairs that need to be addressed. 


Contact Shull Remodeling and Construction for assistance in a full and thorough inspection and guidance on any repairs needed. Don’t wait to get the areas fixed or another storm may create more damage. We are just beginning storm season in the Kansas area. Keep your home safe this season and call Shull Remodeling and Construction, a reputable Great Bend roofing expert, for assistance.