Large Hail Hits West Texas
Guardian Roofing – Residential & Commercial Roofing
MIDLAND/ODESSA — Grapefruit-size hail left many West Texans with damaged cars and roofs Wednesday.
The following comes from the Insurance Council of Texas:
Wind gusts of up to 72 miles per hour and hail as large as grapefruit struck the Midland/Odessa area on Wednesday. Thousands of West Texans were waking up to damaged roofs and automobiles with shattered windshields.
Insurance company catastrophe teams are arriving in both cities to handle the high volume of claims. Local insurance agencies are also trying to keep up with the number of reported claims.
“It’s been nuts,” said Andrea Hidalgo with the Tara Simmons Insurance Agency in Odessa. “We’ve been hit with large hail the last two days and last night was especially hard and we are supposed to get hit again tonight.”
Alex Lister, senior forecaster with the National Weather Service in Midland, said grapefruit size hail was reported one mile south of Midland while baseball size hail was reported in Odessa. “We’ve had hail as large as 4 and a quarter inches and wind gusts near 70 miles per hour reported in both Midland and Odessa and in adjoining counties,” said Lister.
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