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Families continue to clean up after hail rips through homes

It is day two of clean up for families hit hard by the hail storm on Sunday in south Lubbock County. Most still look at their homes in shock as they think back to a storm they will never forget.

"All we heard was just pounding on the roof. It was really scary for all of us," said Armando Casas. He stood outside his mother-in-law's mobile home in disbelief… staring at the shattered windows and the huge holes where hail pierced the entire front of the house.

As the softball sized hail came through the mobile home just off F 41 between Indiana and University, Armando says he and 12 other adults and children crammed into one of the bathrooms. "We just prayed that nothing would happen to us," he said shaking his head. "It's a miracle…oh man, it's just a miracle."

As he showed us around what was left of the mobile home, daylight came through the holes left by hail; ceilings bowed in with water still dripping, and glass covered the floors.

"This ceiling will probably cave in soon," he said. "We've got everybody helping us out and cleaning and packing."

Armando says the family has an empty rent house they'll stay in until they can figure out what their next step is.

"We're just trying to move stuff around and take it day by day," he said. "We're just thankful we're all alive."

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