12 April 2012
Multiple Tornadoes Hit Dallas/Fort Worth Area. Rimkus Responds.
An unstable warm air mass collided with a low pressure cold front on April 3, 2012, spawning at least 16 confirmed tornadoes in the greater Dallas-Ft. Worth metropolitan area. It is estimated that 200 homes were destroyed, and another 650 were damaged by the tornadoes, which ranged in intensity from EF-0 to EF-3. Commercial structures in the area were similarly affected. The Dallas-Ft. Worth International Airport and more than 100 aircraft located at the airport were damaged by hail during the storm event.
With weather-related events also striking the Pacific Northwest and the Midwest regions, this is the third CAT response effort for Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc. this calendar year. As with the previous events, Rimkus’ property damage experts and structural engineers have already responded to client requests to examine damaged properties, both for safety reasons and to help the clients make rebuild/replace decisions. With 38 U.S. offices, trained professionals are able to respond from nearby locations on short notice.
Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc. serves clients worldwide in response to catastrophic (CAT) events. The Rimkus CAT team consists of engineers, construction professionals and building consultants who specialize in identifying property damage to commercial and residential structures, as well as industrial facilities.
- Hail, Wind and Water Damage Assessments
- Mold and Indoor Air Quality Evaluations
- Structural Integrity and Safety Assessments
- Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing Analysis
- Scope of Damage Determinations
- Building Code Compliance Determinations
- Cost to Repair/ Replace Estimates
- Clerk of the Works
- Reconstruction Oversight
- Appraisal and Mediation Assistance
- Expert Witness Services
- Origin and Cause Determinations