Hail No! Storms Kill Animals, Wreck Havoc on North Texas

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FORT WORTH — Early Thursday morning, Mother Nature had everybody running for cover.

Dozens of windshields were sent to the afterlife after a wave of hail storms swept across North Texas. When it was all said and done, the MedStar fleet looked like it needed to be rushed to the ER.

“In total, eight vehicles have been damaged that are support service vehicles, that are to the point where they have to be significantly repaired,” explained MedStar’s Public Affairs Director Matt Zavadsky.

People all across North Texas woke up to lawns covered in ice and driveways covered in broken glass, like Ft. Worth resident Wayne Pianta.

“Different way to wake up in the morning,” he said. “We went to the door to see how bad it was, and there was already golf ball-sized hail at 4:30 this morning.”

The huge hail also wreaked havoc in the animal kingdom with the Fort Worth Zoo reporting flamingos, a pelican and other birds were killed.

Even Ft. Worth fire crews were dispatched to help rescue a woman from waist-high water after ice clogged a storm drain.

It may be early, but it’s safe to it’s already been one “hail” of a St. Patrick’s Day.

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