Strong winds of up to 97 km/h (60 mph) and hail up to 2.5 cm (1 inch) pounded Williamson County in Texas Wednesday evening into Thursday morning, May 27 to 28, 2020, causing damage to properties.
The storm fell late Wednesday, bringing hail and strong winds into Georgetown overnight. Tree limbs and leaves were scattered across roads while vehicles were left with dents and smashed windows.
"Part of the storm came by and [I] thought it was all over, so I went and got it, then pulled it back and the next thing you know it’s taken this kind of damage, so it’s very unfortunate," said a resident whose vehicle was struck by hail.
Mother Nature decided to go golfing overnight in Georgetown, TX.— WeatherNation (@WeatherNation) May 28, 2020
Some big #hail, close to the size of golf balls was loudly falling, and taking a lot of leaves down with it. #TXwx pic.twitter.com/gS64USfBt8
About 10 patrol cruisers from the Williamson County Sheriff's Office also took a hit, as well as 40 police cars and other city vehicles.
Residents took to social media to share images of the hail and the damage.
"It was vicious, it was loud, it was the loudest storm, I've never seen hail that size," described Janette Brown, another resident.
A full damage assessment may not be available until later in the week.
About 40 Georgetown Police units and around 10 WilCo Sheriff’s cruisers were damaged by the overnight hail storm. Vehicle Damage also reported at 2 Fire stations & protective coverings at Water Treatment Plant damaged @fox7austin pics courtesy GPD pic.twitter.com/Vg7SwgoN69— rudy koski (@KoskionFOX7) May 28, 2020
Some photos from last night's hail storm in Williamson County.— Chelsea Andrews (@ChelseaFOX7WX) May 28, 2020
#1: Scott McDowell, Georgetown around 11:57 p.m.
#2: John Tintera, Georgetown around 12:13 a.m.
#3: Rhonda Esakov, Georgetown around 12:10 a.m.
#4: Deb Mangum, Serenada around 12:00 a.m.#ewxspotter pic.twitter.com/ZJb4XhI4S6
Featured image credit: Georgetown Police Department
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