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Marble Falls sees brunt of Tuesday hail storm

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TWC News: Marble Falls sees brunt of Tuesday hail storm
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Residents of Marble Falls spent Wednesday assessing damage and cleaning up from the storm that rolled through the day before.

Early estimates say the mix of hail, rain and wind left millions of dollars in damage in its path.

"We have three broken windows,” Jennifer Fallis said. “It cracked the windshield on my car and damaged the roof and hood, everything.”

A day after the storm, Fallis still has ice in her yard.

"This is one of the worst I've seen,” James Matysek with MGS Roofing said. “It hailed on top of hail stones."

Matysek is just one of the dozens of roofers who descended on the hail-damaged areas. He says homeowners need to be careful about who they hire to make repairs.

"The very first thing they should do is—number one—contact the insurance company and get a claim started, have a contractor come out and do a free assessment,” Matysek said. “If someone forces you to sign a contract or tries to pressure you, don't do that."

The entire lot of cars at the Johnson Sewell Ford-Lincoln dealership was damaged.

"There's definitely extensive damage on the glass,” Tom Kendall with the dealership said. “You see it on the top of the vehicles, the hood of the vehicles. The damage varies widely but it's on every vehicle."

Not all neighbors were affected the same.

"Just the sheer amount of ice covering everything and then just a few houses over, hardly anything happened," Fallis said.

The Insurance Council of Texas estimated more than 1,000 cars in the area were damaged by the hail.

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