Golf ball size hail causes damage in one Central Texas town, tornadoes confirmed in 2 area counties

Published: Mar. 25, 2021 at 1:34 PM CDT|Updated: Mar. 25, 2021 at 5:24 PM CDT
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GOLDTHWAITE, Texas (KWTX) - A storm that produced golf ball size hail left some damage behind overnight in Goldthwaite in Mills County and produced tornadoes in Hamilton and Bosque counties.

Storm chasers reported and video and photos confirmed a tornado seven miles east of Hamilton Wednesday, and a second tornado was confirmed by storm chaser photos five miles east-northeast of Cranfills Gap.

No damaged was reported from either tornado.

Meanwhile at the Texas Auto Exchange at 710 Fisher St. in Goldthwaite, a half dozen blocks south of Goldthwaite High School, 32 vehicles were damaged by hail, owner Chris Major said Thursday.

The hail cracked windshields, blew out rear windows and left vehicles with golf ball size dents.

Major said it may take two or three months to recover.

“I didn’t expect this,” he said.

It will be hard to replace them because cash is tight.”

To the north, water from heavy rain leaked into the Goldthwaite Welcome Center at 1219 Fisher St.

Goldthwaite Welcome Center.
Goldthwaite Welcome Center.(Rosemond Crown)

Employees were cleaning up the center Thursday morning.

Hail also damaged several city vehicles, Goldthwaite’s city manager said.

The storm also caused some street damage, he said.

Street damage in Goldthwaite.
Street damage in Goldthwaite.(Rosemond Crown)

Officials are urging residents who sustained property damage to contact their insurance companies as soon as possible.

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