Muleshoe Hit Hard By Hail Storm - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

6/18/08

Muleshoe Hit Hard By Hail Storm

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"I just didn't know what to think. It's just unbelievable," said Muleshoe resident Dewitt Burton. 

"Man, I've lived here for 44 years now and this is probably one of the worst hail storms I've seen," said the owner of Triple S Auto Glass and Body Shop. 

"Marble-size, up to golf ball, up to baseball, even softball size hail. Windows were smashed out earlier in the Muleshoe area," said NewsChannel 11's Meteorologist John Robison on Tuesday night.

Windows smashed out is just the beginning of the damage. Burton says Tuesday's hail storm did $6,500 worth of damage to his car. 

"Just thank goodness for insurance," said Burton.

Terry Steinbock owner of Triple S Auto Glass and Body Shop says his phone has not stopped ringing. 

"I was here about seven in the morning and I already had ten missed calls, so it has been pretty hectic all day," said Steinbock.

But residents were not the only ones hit hard, local law enforcement officials were also caught in the storm. 

"When it hit the windshield and shattered my windshield, the hail hit so it knocked my dome light out of my roof inside," said Lt. Benny Parker of the Muleshoe Police Department. 

While the hail will most likely damage many of Muleshoe's pocketbooks, they say they are just thankful to be safe. 

"That's right, a car can be replaced," said Burton. 

 

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