Storm Damage

By: Amanda McGill
By: Amanda McGill

Folks in Woodland Park knew hail was coming Sunday night, but the warning from weathercasters didn't tell them it would be tennis ball sized. Arvin Nitz says, "That's the biggest hail storm I've ever seen."

The large hail didn't hit all of Norfolk. It was in a thin band that traveled from the southwest to the northeast. But where it went, it left holes in vinyl siding, broken windows, and torn shingles. The damage, mostly to private property, will cost homeowners thousands of dollars. Trees didn’t take much of a beating because most don't have big leaves on them yet, making it harder for the hail or wind to pull down the branches.

While folks don't appreciate the damage, they are glad they finally got much needed rain.


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