- Posted June 13, 2012 by
Grand Prairie, Texas
This iReport is part of an assignment:
Oh Hail No!
- stein0726, CNN iReport producer
Enormous storm cells dumped “baseball-sized” hail on parts of DFW late afternoon Wednesday. The massive storm left behind a destructive path which left many folks without power after terrorizing local citizens with wind gusts reported by local DFW news stations to be close to 60mph.
All of Dallas’s major airports were affected; Major airlines had to divert over 20 flights and inspect their planes during the storms.
Thousands of drivers suffered through extreme driving conditions and severe hail damage to their vehicles.
Parts of a famous, “one-of-a-kind” glass exhibit at the Dallas Arboretum were destroyed causing irreparable damage to the art displays. The unique pieces were fortunately insured for a price tag reported to be in the multi-million dollar range.
The National Weather Service reported some of the worst hail fell near the Grand Prairie and Duncanville area.