Residents clean up after hail storm
Flooding, hail leaves behind damage
SAN ANTONIO - Friday night’s thunderstorms were nothing short of powerful, a rare sight for February.
San Antonio’s streets were left flooding while some areas dealt with large hail. It is a sight that left a lasting impact on San Antonio resident Frank Fonseca.
"It was bad. This is the worst I've seen in about 30 years,” said Fonseca.
Fonseca spent much of Monday raking his lawn near 410 and Babcock after quarter-sized hail left his yard littered with leaves.
"I mean it was noisy, it was like a thousand guys hitting on top of the roof with a hammer,” said Fonseca.
Fonseca’s neighborhood, which sits just south of 410, was one of the hardest hit.
Damage from the storm remained evident on Monday.
Leo Miera, who lives just a block away from Fonseca, showed off his car that was littered with dents. His son’s car, which was bought just last month, also received extensive damage.
"Fortunately they’re covered, you know, we have a deductable, but they’re covered," said Miera.
Meanwhile, tarps could be found on homes in the neighborhood that suffered roof damage, courtesy of one to two inch hail.
"One inch hail alone will do damage. Two and half-inch will do significant damage," said Brad Beldon, President and CEO of Beldon Roofing Company.
Beldon said more than 150 calls had been received that included a large area.
"It’s been a feast or famine business. It’s been a drought for about two and half years,” said Beldon. "All of a sudden, the sky opened up, the phones have opened up and it’s been very difficult to keep up with the demand."
Reports show that much of the hail damage occurred along and south of 410 and just west of Interstate 10.
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