Crosbyton cleaning up after Tuesday night hail storm

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Updated: May. 16, 2018 at 6:42 PM CDT
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CROSBYTON, TX (KCBD) - The community of Crosbyton was one of the hardest hit areas on Tuesday night, with many cars, homes and buildings damaged by baseball-sized hail.

Now the town is coming together to clean up the mess that was left behind.

"Never seen anything like this before," resident Stanton Horn said. "Close, but not this bad."

Residents couldn't believe their eyes, or what they were hearing. They compared the hail's impact noise to meteors, guns, trains, and even a war.

"That stuff was loud when it was hitting the top of the house," resident Kayla Pena said.

Some people got a closer look during the storm.

"I looked out and saw it was tearing through my carport. As I reached out to get a piece of hail, I got slapped in the shoulder," Horn said. "It hurt pretty bad, it felt like I was hit with a 12-gauge shotgun."

The hail storm resulted in shattered windows, destroyed roofs, and damaged cars, but contracting companies like Griffin's Contracting were hard at work helping the people of Crosbyton on Wednesday.

"This is a lot of large hail, some of the largest hail I've come across," Taylor Griffin of Griffin's Contracting said. "I've been on at least 10 or 12 roofs just today and I plan to go to 30 more."

Residents were out lending a helping hand all over town to get the town all cleaned up.

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