Tuesday, April 12, 2016

EXTREME WEATHER: Hailstones The Size Of BASEBALLS Pound Texas - Smashing Windows, Cars And Buildings! [PHOTOS + VIDEOS]

Nightmare: Adrian Correa pictured with his semi-collapsed car. His eight-month-old girl was in the car when hail
sent glass flying into the back seat, leaving her with scratches, as they drove near Wylie, he told WFAA

April 12, 2016 - TEXAS, UNITED STATES - Baseball-sized hail stones battered Texas on Monday, smashing windows, cars, and buildings.

Footage shared by people in Dallas, Fort Worth, Wylie and Denton showed astonishing clumps of ice bigger than an adult hand that fell during one of the worst storms the region has seen in months.

It all appeared to come from an ominous-looking green shelf cloud, which shone a luminous glow over northern Texas.

The damage drove officials in Wylie, which is 10 miles east of Plano, to close all schools on Tuesday.

One picture shared online showed how every window in a large three-story family home had been smashed by the hail stones.

A video taken by a resident in Wylie showed hail stones pummeling his swimming pool, sending water flying.

One young couple and their eight-month-old checked themselves into hospital after their car was battered and the windows shattered as they drove from one city to another.


 Horrific: These are four of the hail stones, the size of a baseball, which battered northern Texas on Monday

Damage: This house is one of many houses left completely shattered by the intense ice clumps

Footage shared by people in Dallas, Fort Worth, Wylie and Denton showed astonishing clumps of ice bigger than an
adult hand that fell during one of the worst storms the region has seen in months

Twisted metal lies in the parking lot of a Walgreens in Wylie

Sara Correa told WFAA.com that the weather seemed fine as she, her husband, and baby Addison set off in their car.

But it wasn't long before the enormous hail stones began pounding down on the windscreen, which caved in entirely.

The stones sent shattered glass flying into the backseat where little Addison was strapped into her chair.

'The back window was just completely shattered through,' Mrs Correa told WFAA. 'It was the scariest thing I've ever been through.


Mr Correa added: 'She [Addison] is getting pelted with hail and glass, and there's nothing you can do about it.'


WATCH: Incredible hail storm in Texas.










Addison survived with a couple of minor scrapes, but they took her to hospital as a precaution.

Another driver, Tanner Kasper, told the network he stopped his car and hid under his jacket to protect himself from the glass as they stormed dragged on for minutes.

The storm traveled east from north Texas, even hitting counties bordering Oklahoma and Arkansas.


Atoka, Oklahoma, saw baseball-sized hailstones on Monday.


A suspected lightning bolt struck a church in El Dorado, Arkansas. A woman died in Mountainburg, Arkansas, after losing control of her car in the storm.

Lightning also struck Birmingham, Alabama.

The thunderstorms show no sign of letting up on Tueday, with large hail, flooding, severe winds and a possible tornado forecast to hit the southern Texas cities of San Antonio, Corpus Christi and Houston.

Fierce storms are also expected to sweep east through southern parts of Louisiana, Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina. - Daily Mail.





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