A hailstorm hits Austin

Stephen King, Staff writer

On April 18, a hailstorm hit Austin around 8:20 p.m. Ice fell from the night sky while heavy winds blew away leaves from their trees. This was not a common form of weather for a southern state like Texas so some people were fascinated.

“It was kind of a cool weather experience to see,” Kelly Rosenblatt, who was babysitting during the storm, said. “The kids were pretty scared but I told them what exactly what hail was and they actually got excited because it doesn’t hail very often here.”

The storm caused damage to vehicles, trees and even buildings. People who were hit by the storm had different reactions varying from fascination to fear.

“I was nervous,” Madison Smith said. “When I went downstairs, I looked outside and it was beating off the windows it was just so loud and it was crazy!”

While people had to experience the storm in their homes, others had to it inside their cars and experienced it directly in the outdoors.

“I was kind of freaked out,” Sarah Davis said. “I was driving home from my friend’s house and so it was pretty scary because I couldn’t really see all that well and I was afraid I was going to slide off the road.”