Relentless Golf Ball Size Hail Damages in 3 States, 200,000 Loose Power
Published on Mar 23, 2017
March 23, 2017: Weather extremes continues to intensify around the world, it doesn’t seem to be letting up, only becoming stronger as time moves forward.
A line of severe thunderstorms hit the US South on Tuesday, March 21, 2017, leaving more than 200 000 customers without power and at least one person dead. Baseball-sized hail was reported in South Carolina during rush hour, damaging numerous cars.
Some 230 000 customers were left without power Tuesday night in Georgia and Tennessee after a cluster of severe thunderstorms rolled through the region. Close to 40 000 were still without power Wednesday morning. In Georgia, one person was killed after a large tree fell on his home.
In Hamilton County, Tennessee, a home caught fire after it was struck by lightning but there were no reports of injuries.
In South Carolina, wind gusts reached 130 km/h (81 mph). Baseball-sized hail was reported during rush hour when thousands of cars were on the roads leaving work. WSPA reports countless cars saw windshields busted and body damage in Taylor and Greer area.
“It sounded like bombs going off,” Greer resident, Sam Manley said.
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