Threat of Hail Brings Out North Texans’ Ingenuity

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DUCT TAPE AND ALL KINDS OF OBJECTS BECAME PROTECTIVE GEAR


All hail ingenuity — it seems that all it takes to bring out true innovation in Dallas-Fort Worth is the threat of a severe storm.

Local media has been abuzz with photos and comments about the methods and materials North Texans used on Tuesday to protect their vehicles from hail damage.

After all, severe storms in March caused roughly $500 million in damage, much of it from falling chunks of ice that broke windshields, dented car bodies and pummeled roofs.

Tuesday, it wasn’t unusual to see cars covered with such things as cardboard, mattresses, wooden pallets and heavy blankets. What, you’ve never seen a bubble-wrapped car before?

Many people shared their battle gear on social media and sent to local news outlets.

Here are some slide shows that show the ingenuity of weather-conscious North Texas.

From KXAS/ NBC 5: Clever Ways to Protect Your Vehicle From Hail

From KDFW Fox 4: North Texans prepare for hail with mattresses, pillows, bubblewrap

 

 

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