“It looks like a snowstorm outside.” That is how one Twitter user described the massive amounts of hail that pounded parts of North Texas on Sunday evening. The large chunks of ice accumulated on lawns and patios, and caused serious damage to cars and homes. Frisco, Allen, McKinney and other parts of Collin County saw the worst of the storms.
Photos shared on social media showed hailstones the size of quarters, golf balls and even baseballs.
— IamMNW (@mnw07) March 24, 2019
Smaller pieces of hail were reported across the Metroplex in cities like Fort Worth, Keller, North Richland Hills, Flower Mound, Lewisville, Colleyville, Euless and Wylie. Severe Thunderstorm Warnings were issued in all four of DFW’s major counties — Dallas, Tarrant, Denton and Collin — and the damage was widespread.
— David Goins (@dgoins) March 25, 2019
A resident in McKinney said that the hail smashed the windows of both her car and her home. Similar damage was reported across much of North Texas. “At first, you hear a little hail, then it just got worse,” Ejae Dolor told KTVT-TV on Sunday night. “The hail was getting bigger and bigger.”
— Erin Jones (@erinjonesnews) March 25, 2019
Cottonwood Creek Church in Allen saw substantial roof damage after hail attacked the building for more than 20 minutes. Executive pastor Scott Sanford told KXAS-TV that the church’s second floor was flooded, and that water was seeping into the first floor. “It is surprising that a hail storm did this,” he said. “This was just hail that was damaging the roof to such a degree that water came through.”
— tvtomee (@tvtomee) March 24, 2019
The storms began at about 6:30 p.m. on Sunday evening and lasted until the early hours of Monday. The rain and hail has since moved out of the area, and residents can start looking over their homes, vehicles and businesses during a bright and sunny Monday and Tuesday. The cleanup efforts could be stressful, but they don’t have to be.
Let the experienced professionals at Stonewater Roofing help you out. We offer a free roof damage assessment and will walk you through the entire insurance claim process. Waiting for another hail storm to hit may only make the damage worse, so let us help you protect your property now.