Storm Damage

By: KAKE News
By: KAKE News

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Wednesday night's storms brought torrential rains to many Kansans. But something more dangerous fell from the sky in some towns.

Hail hit Medicine Lodge in Barber County.

Some say the hail, which was the size of softballs, was the biggest they've ever seen.

Macy Axline ran into her yard last night, picking up dozens of softball sized chunks of hail.

Macy says, "Because it made loud noises. It was raining. It wasn't cold."

Steve Bowe owns a car dealership. His business took a hit -- literally.

At Bowe Chevy, they figure they've got about $250,000 in damage. Windows are cracked and knocked out. Bowe has lived here all his life and says he's never seen anything like this."

Bowe says, "It's a helpless feeling. You don't do anything. You just watch it until it's gone."

Mark Crick is a busy man today. Cars from all over town are rolling in.

Crick says, "So, we've been accumulating glass and the biggest question: What do you do with all the old windshields? Pile them up and haul them off to the landfill."

Crick says it will be a long week, but it's his job.

Glass is the only major casualty in Medicine Lodge. There were no reports of injuries.

The police department estimates there will be $1 million worth of damage from the brief hail storm.

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