Austin Hail Storm, Car Damage – March 25, 2009

On Wednesday evening, I experienced my first “real” hail storm. My car sustained $4500 in auto damage in less than 10 minutes of bad weather. Luckily I didn’t have any glass damage as the subsequent water damage often totals a car. Hopefully this wasn’t our official welcome to Texas.

I just got off the phone with my car insurance company and they have been fantastic so far.

Hail measurement:

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Here is a video from my bedroom window (a bit obscured through a heavy window screen):

And a quick video of the car right after:

Pictures of the damage:

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  • eGoh May 13, 2009, 10:01 am

    Stephen,

    The storm hit Northwest Austin on 3/25. If you’re familiar with the area, the regions around the BMW, Acura, and Audi dealerships got hit pretty hard.

    Also see: http://www.statesman.com/search/content/business/stories/other/03/28/0328hail.html

  • stephen johns May 12, 2009, 10:31 pm

    Wow where did this happen in austin?

  • billy Apr 3, 2009, 4:23 pm

    wow, it’s dangerous out there.