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WYLIE (CBSDFW.COM) – Crashing through windows, tearing apart blinds, hail fell with a vengeance Monday evening in Wylie.
CBS 11 photojournalist and storm chaser Jake Shannon didn’t have to go far to find the severe weather. It came straight to him.
With more than two million views, his video was quite a hit on Facebook.
No one was hurt at the Shannon residence. No word on how much the damage will cost.
That scene was repeated at homes all across Wylie.
“Just pop pop pop pop. Real loud,” recalls Jim Burton.
His house was left exposed, with most of its front windows gone.
Hail even punched through his roof, letting in daylight through a new hole in the ceiling.
“It’s just incredible. I’ve never been through anything like this,” he said.
Take a drive down his street, though, and you’ll find entire blocks with similar damage.
So much hail littered lawns it created a blanket of fog over the ground.
Tim Taylor and his wife took shelter during the storm, but could hear their windows breaking.
“It sounded like we were getting pelted by rocks – more or less we were. But it was deafening,” he said.
They walked out to find shards of glass on the ground, their back patio in shreds, and their truck likely totaled.
The destruction, they say, happened in minutes.
The clean-up, they know, will take much longer.
“Where do I begin? It’s bad,” said Taylor.
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