The last weekend of April 2015 brought severe and damaging storms to many regions of Texas, with North Texas being one of the regions hardest hit. The National Weather Service has now confirmed at least eight tornados southwest of Fort Worth over April 26 and 27, and reports of damage from the band of severe storms are pouring in across the state. A video of a storm chaser’s windshield being smashed by baseball-sized hail was shared through many news and social media outlets, and several communities were without power, surveying extensive damage, and leaning on Red Cross relief services in the aftermath.
Widespread Destruction in Parts of Texas After Band of Tornado-Producing Storms
Multiple counties were affected in the Dallas-Fort Worth region, including the counties of Bosque, Comanche, Erath, Hill, Johnson, and Somerville. Amarillo saw heavy rains, and there were flash-flood watches active in the Panhandle. Areas around Houston were hit by very severe thunderstorms, hail and heavy rains. Overall, large regions sustained damages from the storm, including damages from:
- Tornados and straight-line winds
- Hail that ranged from the size of a ping-pong ball to the size of a softball
- Heavy rainfall and flash flooding
Initial reports of damages from homeowners, businesses, and others in the region including heavily damaged roofs, devastated structures, and flooded roads and buildings.If your Texas home, business, or town was devastated by massive hail damage contact us for a free case consultation at 1-888-614-7730, or fill out the contact form to the right.