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Old 04-13-2016, 07:41 PM   #1
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Hail in San Antonio Last Night

We had a really severe hailstorm in San Antonio last night, with baseball sized hail reported in many areas. I'm out of town which had me really worried since I couldn't check for damage. But according to my wife, we lucked out. Except for a bunch of tree limbs all over the property, the hail was smaller around our house, and we didn't have any broken windows or vehicle damage.

Here's hoping other South Texas residents on this forum fared as well.


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Old 04-13-2016, 08:12 PM   #2
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Robert it's usually the vents, plumbing stack covers and plastic things like that which are busted or cracked by the hail. Glad the worst of it missed you.

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Old 04-13-2016, 08:17 PM   #3
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Yes, also glad that you escaped the worst of it. We were cringing just watching it on TV. Can't imagine sitting it out with your windows getting smashed in etc.

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We are in a different area of town than Robert but we did not get any hail, just wind and rain. An area about 3-5 miles away was hit very hard. Also the BMW dealer in town lost his entire inventory due to hail damage. The photos were not too pretty .

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We live close to the airport, yep baseball size here too.
Thank goodness the Dream is under cover in an area that was not hit.
The house is okay, but some damage to the vehicles....nothing like some parts of town though!
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Old 04-13-2016, 09:06 PM   #6
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We saw that on TV news in Edmonton.

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Also the BMW dealer in town lost his entire inventory due to hail damage. The photos were not too pretty .
It's always sad to see this sort of destruction, but my guess is that the dealership is insured (so we'll all pay for it, not the dealership) and those cars will be repaired and sold cheaply to people who will later have paint problems... they won't likely be destroyed.

This is one reason to check on the history of almost-new cars...
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Be happy you don't have an Airstream. Many years ago I was involved in the insurance industry and there was a "catastrophe" declared in Bismarck, ND. I looked up the details and a severe hailstorm with golf ball size hail hit an Airstream rally. It damaged every trailer with initial estimates of about $8,000,000 total.
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Oh dear! Sorry to hear about the hail in SA. Was glad it passed to the south of us (we're NW of Austin), but had not heard the hail was so big. Awful.
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Be happy you don't have an Airstream. Many years ago I was involved in the insurance industry and there was a "catastrophe" declared in Bismarck, ND. I looked up the details and a severe hailstorm with golf ball size hail hit an Airstream rally. It damaged every trailer with initial estimates of about $8,000,000 total.
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Hail from Monday's storm in Plano, TX. YIKES!
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