Georgetown Residents Now’s The Time to Submit Your Hail Damage Claim!

Early Thursday morning the residents of Georgetown woke up and began to assess the damage from what will likely be one of the most costly hail storms in Georgetown’s history.

Hail from egg-sized to the size of tennis balls pummeled the city, especially the NW portions close to Serenada and Sun City. It was even confirmed by The National Weather Service that baseball-sized hail was produced by the storm. That’s hail that reaches 2.75 inches in diameter.

Photo Courtesy of Madelyn Young Ereckson

The baseball-sized hail was produced by an 81 mph updraft wind, and fell into roofs and cars at estimated speeds of 50-60 miles per hour. To produce updraft winds inside of a thunderstorm that strong, you need tremendous instability in the atmosphere, and strong wind shear to keep the updraft and the downdraft in the thunderstorm separate and self-sustaining.

For more information, visit THIS ARTICLE, written by Nexstar Media Wire of FOX4

GEORGETOWN (KXAN) — A hail storm with stones the size of baseballs ripped through Georgetown Wednesday night. Now, hundreds of people who live there are assessing the damage to their homes and vehicles.

The hail hit especially the northwestern portions of Georgetown near Sun City and Serenada. And the National Weather Service used the KXAN photo in this story, which was taken in Georgetown just before 1 a.m., to confirm baseball-sized hail. That’s hail that reaches 2.75 inches in diameter.

KXAN meteorologists say this storm system was an alone severe thunderstorm that erupted late Tuesday night, grew in intensity, unleashed its massive hailstones over Williamson County, and then weakened and disappeared over northern Bastrop County.


Read More Here
https://www.kxan.com/news/local/williamson-county/photos-hail-the-size-of-tennis-balls-pummels-georgetown/

The National Weather Service has given multiple severe thunderstorm warnings this afternoon to counties and towns north of San Antonio, including Comfort, Kerrville, Bandera and Fredericksburg.

The NWS also issued a severe thunderstorm watch for Bexar County until 10 p.m. Thursday night.

Thursday, May 28

8:25 p.m.

The NWS has canceled the severe thunderstorm watch across South Central Texas. The remainder of the night should be partly to mostly cloudy, with a few residual showers across southern and western areas exiting to the south.

5:50 p.m.

A severe thunderstorm warning has been issued specifically for Bexar County and the City of San Antonio. According to the NWS, mainly the north side will be affected, with up to quarter-size hail and 60-mph winds.


Read More Here
www.tpr.org/post/severe-thunderstorms-bring-hail-san-antonio-area

Storms rolled through the Brazos Valley Wednesday, bringing strong winds and up to golf-ball-sized hail.

BRAZOS COUNTY, Texas — People living in the Brazos Valley were hit with two rounds of severe weather Wednesday that brought hail, damaging winds, and even a brief tornado warning.

The storms moved through Central Texas first, hitting the Waco and Temple area before pushing through the Brazos Valley. People reported seeing up to golf ball-sized hail in North Bryan. Here at the KAGS station near downtown Bryan, the hail was about ping-pong ball-sized.

This resulted in reports of downed trees and power lines. Some people living in Brazos County and surrounding counties reported power outages and damage to their property; including the collapsing of Dixie Chicken’s roof off of Northgate.


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https://www.kagstv.com/article/news/local/wild-weather-severe-storms-bring-hail-and-strong-winds-to-brazos-valley/499-abb280b3-c03c-49e6-b8c0-ab6ddb733f1d

GAINESVILLE, Tex. — If you’re a meteorologist and it’s May, you know the atmosphere always has a few tricks up its sleeve. Storms over Kansas produced incredible displays on Thursday, but Friday was shaping up to be iffier. Nonetheless, I drove the 460 miles to my chase target in Wichita Falls, Tex., bought myself an ice cream and waited beneath blue skies.

Before long, a towering cumulus cloud bloomed into a massive rotating supercell, a telltale hook appearing on the radar where it began to rotate. Air spiraled into its corkscrews updraft as rain and hail fell to the north. Even on the edge of the storm, I was getting big hail. I knew this would be a nasty storm.


Read More Here
https://www.washingtonpost.com/weather/2020/05/23/texas-storm-chasing/

A Texas city was battered with hail the size of tennis balls this week during a storm being described as the worst of its kind there in nearly three decades.

The hailstorm that passed through San Angelo Thursday rained down chunks of ice large enough to damage everything from the roofs of homes to car windshields, according to KTXS.


Read More Here
https://www.foxnews.com/us/texas-city-hit-with-tennis-ball-sized-hail

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We’re happy to help Amistad Bank after the April 11th hail storms. These kinds of storms can cause massive damages to businesses.

A severe thunderstorm with strong wind gusts and softball size hail hammered Del Rio, TX the night of April 11th, causing extensive damage to vehicles, roofs, and windows.

Neighbors throughout the city reported large hailstones, ranging from quarter size to golf ball and even softball size in their properties.

A severe thunderstorm warning issued by the National Weather Service alerted residents of Kinney County, Val Verde County and South Central Texas area of the storm, encouraging everyone to seek shelter immediately.

At 8:30 p.m the storm was located 12 miles east of Del Rio, moving east at 25 mph.

The storm carried a potential of 60-mile an hour wind gusts, the National Weather Service warning said.

After a hailstorm like this, it’s important to take steps to file a successful insurance claim:

  • Check your property for any potential hail and wind damage.
    • Damage to trees, landscaping, and vehicle dents for collateral damage.
    • Broken windows or siding.
    • Dents in gutters, downspouts, and air conditioning units.
    • Missing shingles, indentations in roof materials.
  • Take pictures of all damages.
  • Contact your insurer or insurance agent and put them on notice you intend to file a hail insurance claim.
  • YOU MUST MITIGATE DAMAGES as soon as reasonably possible.
  • Keep records of mitigation and clean up expenses.
  • Contact ICRS for a complimentary hail report that provides hailstone size at your location, policy review, and building inspection.

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