Strong storms strike againA major storm brought hail, wind and rain with it Wednesday night and left some residents with messes to clean up and claims to file.
By: KB Carter, The Dickinson Press
A major storm brought hail, wind and rain with it Wednesday night and left some residents with messes to clean up and claims to file.
Hettinger County Emergency Manager Ilene Hardmeyer said 2 ¾-inch hail fell in the Mott area damaging every vehicle that was parked outside.
There was hail the size of softballs and every car outside was totaled in Burt, she added.
“Two of my cars were damaged last night, one of which was totaled,” Mott resident Rose Bond said Wednesday.
Debbi Wilson, an agent for State Farm Insurance, Dickinson, said Wednesday that claims have increased significantly. In a normal day they will receive one or two claims, however in the last day they had received more than 40 Wednesday.
There was crop damage north of Regent and major crop damage in Burt, Hardmeyer said. Many windows were broken and house siding torn apart, too.
Golf ball-size hail fell in the Bowman area and a pickup truck owner reported smashed windows, Assistant Director of Bowman County Emergency Management Karla Germann said.
Grant County Extension Agent Jorey Dahners said there was quite a bit of damage in and around Elgin.
“There was minor and major damage,” Dahners said, adding “crop damage ranges from 10 percent to 100 percent, depending on the farm.”
Bruce Parsons of Mott says he is one of the lucky ones. His car received a few dents but his sister who was in Leith had extensive hail damage to her vehicle with windows broken and a sideview mirror broken off.
Southwestern North Dakota was also hit with a storm Tuesday night that left some hail damage and flooding.