A Month After The Hail Fell

A month ago, we had an epic hail storm here in Wylie, Texas. The skies here turned green, and then hailstones the size of softballs and larger slammed into our city at an estimated 100-180 mph.

80% of the homes here have some form of damage, many of them severe. The way you’d expect if cannonballs made of ice hit your house at that speed.

We lost windows and need a new roof, but are okay.  Our 4-year-old now draws hail storms complete with “the green sun that lets the hail happen.”


The biggest change we’ve seen has been in our children who now play “hail storm” complete with throwing tennis balls at each other…which may actually be more sibling rivalry than “hail storm.” I think I need to go break that up…

Please pray for the city of Wylie, Texas. We’re still waiting on windows and roofs. It’s going to be months before we’re back to normal.

About Rebecca Frech

Rebecca Frech is a Catholic author, speaker, CrossFit coach, and the Managing Editor of The Catholic Conspiracy website. She is the author of the best-selling books Teaching in Your Tiara: A Homeschooling Book for the Rest of Us and Can We Be Friends? She is a co-host of the popular podcast The Visitation Project, and is a columnist for The National Catholic Register. She and her husband live just outside Dallas with their eight children, a German Shepherd named Dave, and an ever-multiplying family of dust-bunnies.
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1 Response to A Month After The Hail Fell

  1. Charlotte says:

    I had no idea you were here in North Texas. That storm was awful. We had baseball sized hail the first year we moved into our house over here in the Mid-cities area and we could feel the vibrations from the hits as we leaned our backs up against the wall of the bathroom we were sheltered in. My grandfather, a former military pilot, was the first one to tell me that the sky turns green before a hail storm and I have never forgotten it. A green sky still creeps me out even today. Hope you guys are on the road to fixing your damages. And we are praying that our spring storm season is over!

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