Severe hail and thunderstorms swept through parts of the Permian Basin Tuesday night. Many residents in Midland say, unfortunately, they woke up to some property damage.
“I heard thump, thump, thump, thump, thump, thump, thump,” said Midland resident, David Clark. “I hadn’t seen anything like that since maybe 2007 here. Like, every 10 or 12 years we get something like this. I hope no more often.”
“I knew there was going to be a hail storm, but I didn’t expect that,” stated Derek Robinett. He says he has never seen anything like this.
“I’ll tell you this, I’ve owned my car, next month I’ll have owned it for 15 years. And I’ve never had any kind of weather damage until now. Now I’ve got dents on the hood of the car.”
But Robinett is no exception.
“It’s a mess everywhere, leaves stripped off,” explained Clark. “They’re small dents, but they’re everywhere.”
“There’s one car that drove down this road and it had its whole back windshield out,” added Kolton Cook.
Yesterday’s severe weather bringing not only hail damage, but also extreme flooding.
“It’s got to have done millions of dollars of damage all over town. I mean when you have insurance, you just hope for that.”