Residents in Texas and Oklahoma were recovering Thursday after 4-inch hailstones bombed parts of the states a day earlier, leaving behind damaged cars and homes.

A 1-inch hail is enough to cause harm, but these were the size of a softball.

There were at least 38 reports of severe hail, including near San Antonio, Fort Worth, and Oklahoma City, according to the Storm Prediction Center.

"The hail damage yesterday could become yet another billion-dollar weather disaster for the US," CNN's senior meteorologist Dave Hennen said.

"This could be the second billion-dollar disaster this year in Texas, after the extreme Arctic outbreak back in February."

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CatWoman312
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I hope y’all all have full coverage and gap

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achilles get down from there
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Frightening that even inside you weren’t safe!

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"We were in an interior closet with our children. It was eerily still outside and then we heard a loud noise and the house shook a bit with the first big hailstone," Rebecca Gilliam, a resident of Hondo, Texas, told CNN.

Gilliam said the hail was so big and had so much force that it came through the roof in many areas and even sheet rock on interior walls in a few places.

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R.E.O. Speedwagon
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Jut a teeny tiny bit

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JessG
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Oh. My. God. I would freak out! That's really awful

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"Many times, the storms impact more rural areas in this part of the country, but in this case, the largest hail targeted large populated areas like San Antonio, Forth Worth, and Oklahoma City, so more property was damaged," Hennen explained.

Another severe thunderstorm produced significant hail in and around the Norman, Oklahoma area. Marek Cornett is one of the people whose property it had attacked—her rental home got hit really bad. "This storm was a very small one but very intense," Cornett told Bored Panda. "There were 70-80 mph winds which is why the gigantic hail was essentially thrown through the windows. The entire city of Norman (3rd largest city in Oklahoma) is dealing with the ramifications right now. Windows, roofs, cars all have damage."

Cornett the area has at least 4-5 severe weather storms a year, and most often they include tornados. "This one was just an intense hail storm with wind."

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Eva the Egg
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1 month ago

that could probably kill someone

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N G
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If that hand was supposed to catch them, then the bowl won.

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The weather unfolding over the Plains on Wednesday was “nearly the perfect setup for severe storms with hail,” AccuWeather Senior Meteorologist Bill Deger said.

“There was plenty of energy in the atmosphere, 'fuel' from sunshine, warm conditions, and moisture flowing in from the Gulf of Mexico,” Deger explained. “The end result was very large, damaging hailstones in Texas and Oklahoma.”

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Bobert Robertson
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1 month ago

Imagine being out for a walk when that hit....

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Raven Sheridan
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Angry cat huh? 😋

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“It’s not a surprising event to get big hail storms this time of the year across Texas and Oklahoma," he added, "but what was remarkable about it was that we had the intersection of big hail storms in areas where there are a lot of people and businesses."

Hail makes up the highest number of insurance claims each year and can exceed $10 billion in losses annually, the Weather Channel reported.

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Aftermath of 8” average hail size in Hondo Texas last night, yes that’s daylight shining thru the roof shingles and plywood

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Scagsy
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1 month ago

Last time Ice did this much damage he was cooking MCs like a pound of bacon.

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Easily Excitable Panda
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1 month ago

I've spent many a tornado night hiding the bath. Good for you for taking care of yourself and your kid!

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Titas Burinskas
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1 month ago

How do you like them apples

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Toko Danganronpa
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1 month ago

I'm sorry that you had heavy damage, that's very unfortunate.

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JessG
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1 month ago

Why are you outside barefoot?!?!?!

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doris van natta
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1 month ago

Plexiglas is difficult to break. It’s also called SafetyGlas.

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JessG
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1 month ago

Just WOW

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John Ford
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1 month ago

Insurance I hope

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Natalia
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1 month ago

With those edges, that's not hail, that's a weapon!!

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Lydia Gichia-Black
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1 month ago

Yikes

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Inkblot Butterfly
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1 month ago

Looked like a snail for a sec

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Toko Danganronpa
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1 month ago

Oh dear, that's terrible

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N G
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1 month ago

some of these hail stones look good enough to eat

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Scagsy
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1 month ago

Is that... gold leaf?

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v2millennium
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1 month ago

Do the leaves heal wounds?

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Manny_Flawz
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1 month ago

Where did they find undamaged rental cars ?

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Scagsy
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1 month ago

That's not hail, that's a tennis ball. I know my balls.

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Cryo
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1 month ago

woah! thats a big hole

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Easily Excitable Panda
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1 month ago (edited)

The fact that they even have pre-printed rulers should tell you about the kind of hail we get in Texas and Oklahoma.

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Teresa Spanics
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1 month ago

AWW, man :-(

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Scagsy
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1 month ago

Looks like it's started hailing sports equipment. That's the third ball I've seen.

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Holly Stricklin
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1 month ago

Insurance companies must love this person.

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