Quick-moving severe storms accompanied by baseball-sized hail left a trail of destruction across North Texas on Wednesday, June 6, 2018.
In total, approximately 20 000 structures were damaged and 25 000 vehicles, making an estimated total insured loss up to $425 million.
“It sounded like God was throwing rocks at us,” one Coppel resident told CBS DFW.
“The sound is what got me,” another one said. “I’ve never heard the intensity of something pounding like that.”
@CRUAdjusters Early-moring hailstorm strikes DFW area…hail to baseball size, car lots, apartments affected. Total scope of damage still being assessed…but likely thousands of roofs and cars damaged. #hailstorm #txwx pic.twitter.com/G82PpuLDT6
— Steve LaNore (@stevelanore) June 6, 2018
**Severe Storms & Baseball-Size Hail Hit Parts Of North Texas…This may cause damage to your roof. Make sure you schedule a roof inspection ASAP! https://t.co/szCjMEYAiW #hailstorm #haildamage #roofrepair pic.twitter.com/d8PkPp92VY
— Anderson Restoration (@AndersonRestore) June 6, 2018
So far, there have not been any reports of injuries, but the Carrollton Police Department confirmed a significant amount of property damage along Hebron Parkway and State Highway 121, in the western part of the city.
Just a few days ago, on Sunday, June 3, an American Airlines Airbus A319 with 130 passengers and 5 crew members en route to Phoenix from San Antonio made an emergency landing in El Paso due to severe damage to its nose and windshield caused by huge hailstones.
An American Airlines aircraft has been heavily damaged as a result of very intense #hailstorm mid flight. The plane then made an emergency landing in El Paso, Texas #USA photos; Holly Rush Photos. #avgeek #extremeweather #aviation pic.twitter.com/DwrsjnXjwF
— WEATHER/ METEO WORLD (@StormchaserUKEU) June 5, 2018
According to the National Weather Service, severe thunderstorms are possible from the Front Range of the Northern/Central Rockies into the Central Plains and Mid Mississippi Valley the next couple of days.
Damaging winds and large hail will be common, especially this afternoon/evening for parts of Iowa, Kansas, Nebraska and Wyoming.
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