Wednesday, June 13th, 2012 by Cassi Sherman Henes
On June 6th, a severe thunderstorm settled over the Colorado Springs Area.
For hours it cycled and the hail grew to the size of baseballs. Heavy rains also fell totaling 2 to 4 inches in 2 hours. In many areas, the water currents were at waist high depth. Those currents carried the hail in waves and deposited the hail in frozen drifts along their routes. People were trapped in their cars and needed to be rescued. The cars were covered with water and frozen drifts of hail that looked much like snow drifts but much more serious. Others were trapped in their homes as surface water flooded in from garden and basement windows, window wells and patio doors. Front end loaders were used to scoop up the frozen drifts of hail on the streets and in parking lots. The hail and water destroyed many cars; as well as, many homes and business experienced major water damage.
Calls for help continue to come into Peak Basement Systems as owners begin to prepare for the next rain storm. If you need help call Peak Basement Systems
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