WILLIAMSON COUNTY, Texas (KXAN) — Folks in Liberty Hill, Round Rock and Leander were pummeled by hail as severe storms moved through Central Texas Thursday afternoon.
The storms prompted Severe Thunderstorm Warnings for parts of Williamson County throughout the early afternoon. Up to tennis ball-sized hail was reported in some areas.
KXAN viewers sent in their pictures of the hail that fell in their yards. We will continue to add to this gallery as more photos come in.
Pflugerville in Travis County was also hit hard. Neighbors told KXAN crews they saw golf ball-sized hail. Video sent in from the Falcon Pointe neighborhood shows hail bouncing off the ground.
Car windshields in the neighborhood were cracked from the hailstorm, and the hoods have dents. Jennifer Ebert, who lives in the area, said she was waiting for her son in her car at the school bus stop when the hail began pounding down on her roof.
She was scared it might actually break through.
“We got several cracks. This one here you can actually feel on the inside of the car. So it almost went all the way through it,” Ebert said.
Another neighbor, Betsy, said, “I got a warning on my KXAN Weather App — it’s on my phone. And then all of a sudden it just came down like a bucket. And it just started, like loud, all around the house — popping. It’s not like it was the pea-sized, I knew it was really big.”
Many have already started filing insurance claims and will soon assess roof damage on their homes.
This video from Tim McCoy in Leander shows hail plopping into a backyard pool.
Viewer Bob Myers shared another video of hail covering up most of the ground.
Hail fell on top of cars in Round Rock, likely causing damage, as seen in this video submitted by Paula Israel.
Viewer Stacie Carey submitted this video of hail bouncing off a trampoline in Leander.
Do you have storm photos? Send them to [email protected] with your name and the location the picture was taken.
This article originally appeared on KXAN Austin