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Hail no! Walmart closed due to hail storm

by | Mar 24, 2016 | Latest

 

6 1/2 inches of hail piled up at garage door at the Wooded Creek Estates at Lakeside and Sequoia.

6 1/2 inches of hail piled up at garage door at the Wooded Creek Estates at Lakeside and Sequoia. Courtesy Kelly Compton Rumney.

Hail of all shapes and sizes was dropped over the Wylie area Wednesday night. Courtesy of Audry-Billy Cooksey.

Hail of all shapes and sizes was dropped over the Wylie area Wednesday night. Courtesy of Audry-Billy Cooksey.

Residents and business establishments are continuing to assess damages after a severe storm went through the Collin County area.

In Wylie, the Walmart Supercenter on Hwy. 78 is closed for today, Thursday, March 24. According to a spokesperson for the store, almost every skylight in the establishment is broken. The store is estimated to be reopened within a 24 hour period.

According to Wylie Fire-Rescue Emergency Management Coordinator Debbie Buccino, damage assessments are continuing throughout the city and there are no injuries reported.

“We have been informed that there was damage to residences, cars, businesses and a couple of squad cars were damaged,” Buccino said.

Several calls were answered last night by Wylie Fire-Rescue for power lines down, she said.

Radar indicated 2-inch hail being dropped in Wylie.

The Wylie News office canopy was also destroyed in the storm.

Prior to the hail, a tornado warning was issued for parts of Tarrant County and funnels were sighted, however, no touchdowns were reported.

The hail and associated storm dropped temperatures making Thursday see a forecast in the 60s, about a 20 degree temperature differential from the 80-degree temperatures on Wednesday, March 23. The next rain chance returns Easter Sunday.

By Wyndi Veigel • News Editor • [email protected]

Broken windows are a result of the intense hail storm in Wylie. Courtesy of Tabitha South.

Broken windows are a result of the intense hail storm in Wylie. Courtesy of Tabitha South.

Large hail stones plummeted the area Wednesday night, March 23, causing damage to cars, homes and businesses in the Wylie area. Courtesy Jessica Benner.

Large hail stones plummeted the area Wednesday night, March 23, causing damage to cars, homes and businesses in the Wylie area. Courtesy Jessica Benner.

 

Piles of hail were left behind after a severe thunderstorm plummeted the area with hail March 23. Courtesy of Shiela Etchieson.

Piles of hail were left behind after a severe thunderstorm plummeted the area with hail March 23. Courtesy of Shiela Etchieson.

 

Literally minutes beforethe storm hit, lightning was on display throughout the sky. This photo was taken from the median just west of Kroger on FM 544. Courtesy of Matthew James.

Literally minutes beforethe storm hit, lightning was on display throughout the sky. This photo was taken from the median just west of Kroger on FM 544. Courtesy of Matthew James.

 

 

 

 

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