It’s estimated that tens of thousands of Dallas homes and some 60,000 vehicles in the area were damaged during the June 13 hailstorm. Now some of the hardest hit residents are getting help with the paperwork needed to start home repairs.
Dallas will open a temporary city permit office Tuesday as it tries to keep up with damage repairs from last week’s historic hail storm.
During the storms on June 13, some places saw hail stones the size of baseballs. But what causes a piece of hail to grow that large, and cause so much damage?
Lakewood neighbors say there wasn’t even any rain or heavy clouds but each describes the hail to be around 3 inches in diameter…the size of a baseball.
wo isolated storm cells dumped baseball sized hail over portions of the Dallas/Fort Worth Area Wednesday, damaging skylights at NorthPark Center and delaying flights at DFW Airport.
A nasty hail storm attacked North Texas on Wednesday evening, and more storms are in the forecast for Thursday. But thankfully, the hail threat appears to have passed.
An insurance industry group estimates the tornadoes and hailstorms that caused scattered devastation in North Texas last week has prompted damage claims topping $300 million so far and could top $500 million.
The National Weather Service said a record 4.37 inches of rain was measured Thursday at the McAllen airport.
CBS 11 News found temporary repair shops starting to pop up across the Metroplex, as a way to help handle the thousands of cars with hail damage.
Thunderstorms unleashed hail and wind gusts that damaged roofs, downed tree limbs and power lines, smashed sheds and toppled trailers.
Severe weather rolled across the Metroplex early Monday morning to greet commuters.