Powerful storms and tornado warnings were in and throughout the High Plains on Friday, March 22.
Those storms, which popped up throughout the region, have now faded away but many are discovering the damage that is left behind.
“It started raining really bad here, and then we started hearing the hail hitting the house, and we knew it was bad then,“ Homestead Trail resident, Anthony Walker, said.
For many in the Texas Panhandle storms come with the territory. Residents like Walker prepared for the storm and hunkered down inside to let the storm pass.
When Walker came out to look at the damage, he came to find that golf ball sized hail had damaged his car.
“That’s when we noticed the back was really damaged, and we still have the dealer tags on it, and I was kind of sad because I haven’t really got to enjoy it,“ Walker said.
After only two months of owning it, the car will be going through some serious repairs caused by the hail.
Nina Parvin, a resident of Rockwell, was celebrating a friend’s birthday when the sirens went off.
“We came home and drove up and immediately saw the back glass of the vehicle that was in the driveway had been shattered,“ Parvin said.
There is also damage to her hot tub cover and camper, but she said she is just happy no one was hurt.
“It’s just property, it can be replaced, but it still puts a financial burden on you,“ Parvin stated.
So far, there have not been any reports of any injuries in Friday night’s storms, but the pictures of property damage around the Panhandle continue to come in.
Residents with damage stressed having insurance. They said that repairs from storms are costly and often unexpected, so they say it is better to have it and not need it, in incidents such as hail damage.