Hailstorm Pummels Midwestern Town
On June 5, 2014 baseball-sized hail battered almost the entire town of Blair, Nebraska on June 5th, smashing through sheriffs windshields and even the roofs of some buildings. While some are calling for a quiet hurricane season along the shorelines this summer, it looks to be a nail-biter at times for the inner parts of the country. Checkout these videos of the Blair hailstorm:
Clusters of damaging thunderstorms that swept from the Midwest to the Ohio and Tennessee Valleys Tuesday and Wednesday left costly damage across the Heartland. The insurance price tag in Nebraska and western Iowa will soar into the hundreds of millions of dollars.
If you are ever caught in such a hailstorm while driving your car or truck, seek a safe place to park such as underneath a bridge or overpass if one is nearby. If not, do not risk driving around in this kind of storm unless you must. For example, when in a low-lying area that may be susceptible to flooding, seek higher ground before pulling over.
Remember to keep your Car Escape Tool in your vehicle in case flooding and storms are not avoidable.