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Strong Hail Damages Henrico Couple's Cars

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Hail left several dents in a Henrico couple's vehicles Hail left several dents in a Henrico couple's vehicles
HENRICO COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) -

Thursday's storm brought heavy hail to the area, some even damaging residents' vehicles.

Michael Huffman and Stephanie Steele have been living in their Henrico for more than a decade. They've seen their share of storms, but nothing like what they caught on camera today.

"It was like someone was dumping gravel on your roof. Very very intense hail. Worst I've ever seen,” said Huffman.

"All of a sudden, I started hearing banging on my awning and I look outside and it started with pea-size hail and all of a sudden it just got larger and larger and larger,” said Steele.

"Once it started it came down anywhere from 10 to 15 minutes,” said Huffman.

Hail the size of golf balls, that even hours after the storm, covered the yard.

"It was a little nerve-racking"

The hail damaged both their cars--leaving marks on the bumpers, hoods and even cracking a windshield.

"Looks like somebody took a hammer and just went to town on it,” said Huffman.

The storm also destroyed Steele's plants.

"My tomato plants are dead, hostas are dead, cucumbers are dead," she said.

Luckily, no damage was done to the house, and most importantly, the family was safe inside.

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