Baseball-Sized Hail Damages Wagoner County Vehicles

Friday, April 29th 2016, 11:10 pm
By: News On 6

Wagoner County Emergency Management said there is damage to nearly all its vehicles after heavy storms brought baseball-sized hail.

Crews had to move the damaged vehicles inside of the Wagoner County warehouses in Coweta to prevent more damage.

There are holes in the ceiling and insulation along with cracked windshields and dents in the hoods.

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In all, there are about 25 damage vehicles - county and personal.

Emergency manager, Heath Underwood, said they knew the storm was coming but the hail moved in faster than expected.

"The large hail came all at once, there was no small hail. So it came in as a big all at once we didn't have time to react to it. The guys basically took shelter in the building so they wouldn't get hit by it. The building here is damaged, its leaking. It busted out the sky lights that were actually in the building so it's leaking so we're trying to protect the stuff in here," he said.

Right now there are only three operable emergency vehicles. It may take a week or more to get the cars fixed.