FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM/AP) – Hailstorms that rolled across the North Texas area last week could result in $300 million in vehicle repairs alone.READ MORE: President Biden Signs Executive Order That Includes Part Of 'I Am Vanessa Guillen Act'
Mark Hanna, a spokesman for the Insurance Council of Texas, estimated Friday that 50,000 vehicles were damaged by the Thursday morning storms, which pounded cars and busted windshields from Fort Worth to Arlington.
Hanna told a North Texas newspaper that, “This is a catastrophic event for us.”READ MORE: Sunshine And Temperatures In The 50s Across North Texas Before Weak Cold Front Moves In Tonight
According to a report, insurance carrier State Farm has received about 3,850 claims on cars and 1,480 claims on homes.
The hail fell in two bursts and varied in size from blueberries to tennis balls.
The number of roofs damaged wasn’t yet available, though Hanna says it’s likely about one-third of the number of vehicles damaged. But with repairs costlier, roofs could double the price of the damage.MORE NEWS: Southwest Airlines Posts $68 Million 4Q Profit, But Expects Losses With Higher Costs
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