Hail ranging in size from golf balls to billiard balls caused automotive glass damage in Franklin County, N.C., Wednesday evening. Area AGRR companies are being inundated with calls as locals assess the damage to their vehicles.
“From what I’m hearing there is a lot of hail damage,” says Corey Wilson, owner of Above and Beyond Auto Glass in Youngsville, N.C. “We’ve had quite a few calls. They started at 5 a.m. this morning. We’ve had one or two jobs so far. It’ll be another day or so before it picks up.”
“We’ve had a flood of calls about damage,” says Tim Pendergrass of P&P Auto Glass in Youngsville, N.C. “There are two lines on hold waiting while we’re talking.”
“During the height of it, it sounded like someone was pounding on the roof and the sides of the house,” says Don Grubb, whose vehicles and home were damaged by hail, according to a local report. “It was very scary. We went to the center of the house and when the back windows blew out, the glass and hail stones were halfway into the living room. The couch where we were sitting and watching TV is all covered with broken glass.”