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Intense hailstorm and strong winds leave a trail of damage in Texas, U.S.

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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.

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.

Featured image credit: Georgetown Police Department

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