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Canada 'It's a terrible mess here': Sask. village pummelled with baseball-sized hail

00:07  12 july  2018
00:07  12 july  2018 Source:   cbc.ca

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“ It was hail the size of baseballs . Bust out my front windows in my living room. The DFW area is not expected to see more severe weather on Wednesday, only "It smashed cars and windshields and it ' s a terrible mess here ," said Facette, whose vehicle was damaged by hail . Not only did the community

It was a terrible , terrible hail ," said Roland Facette, Val Marie's mayor, who was rounding up cows in his field when the storm hit. He said it was one "It smashed cars and windshields and it ' s a terrible mess here ," said Facette, whose vehicle was damaged by hail . Monster hail from a storm east winds

a close up of a plant: Val Marie, Sask. experienced baseball-sized hail that caused damage throughout the community.© Craig Boehm/Twitter Val Marie, Sask. experienced baseball-sized hail that caused damage throughout the community.

Several communities in Saskatchewan are picking up the pieces after thunderstorms ripped through the province on Tuesday.

One of those communities is Val Marie. The village of about 140 people experienced baseball-sized hail that caused damage throughout the community, especially to vehicles.

"A lot of cars here and trucks, all their windows are all knocked out and on the hood, dented all over. It was a terrible, terrible hail," said Roland Facette, Val Marie's mayor, who was rounding up cows in his field when the storm hit.

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He said it was one of the worst storms he has seen since the 1950s.

"It smashed cars and windshields and it's a terrible mess here," said Facette, whose vehicle was damaged by hail.

Not only did the community experience monstrous hail, there were also strong wind gusts, rain and lightning. According to Facette, there were three fires in the area and several broken trees caused by lightning.

By 7 p.m. CST, Environment Canada reported wind gusts of up to 81 km/h in Val Marie.

"That was a heck of a mess," Facette said.

Other towns in Saskatchewan were also hit hard, including Kindersley, where multiple RVs were blown over. One of the RVs had two people and a dog inside.

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“ It was hail the size of baseballs . Bust out my front windows in my living room. The DFW area is not expected to see more severe weather on Wednesday, only "It smashed cars and windshields and it ' s a terrible mess here ," said Facette, whose vehicle was damaged by hail . Not only did the community

Val Marie, Sask . was left picking up the pieces after a storm blew through the area bringing hail the size of baseballs.One of those communities is Val Marie. The village of about 140 people experienced baseball - sized hail that caused damage throughout the community, especially to vehicles.

Val Marie is about 120 kilometres south of Swift Current.

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