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Central Texas residents begin cleanup after storm

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The water beads from the wax job on these new vehicles make it difficult to see the damage at Johnson Sewell Ford-Lincoln in Marble Falls. A quick wipe of a towel revealed how hail Tuesday night battered sheet metal and cracked windshields. It was a disturbing sight for Manager Partner Tom Kendall.

"I think it's just the extent of the damage, that every one of our vehicles outside has some form of damage," said Kendall.

About 450 vehicles have serious to moderate hail damage. An insurance team will arrive Thursday to do an assessment before the sales team can start offering discounts.

"I think we can save quite a few," said Kendall.

A few bargain hunters have already started showing up. Before the hail storm hammered the cars at the dealership it rolled through the small town of Kingsland, and also left a mark there.

Cale Funderburk shot video as hail pelted his front window. While his glass held Anabel Burns wasn't so lucky.

"And the hail just started coming through the windows, said Burns.

As the glass shattered she grabbed her small dog and hid in a back room.

She was more scared than I was, I was just waiting for my husband come back home, yeah I'm still alive- he came to the door, I said, yeah I'm in here," said Burns

The hail was so intense it stripped the leaves and bark from trees and bushes. The siding on several homes also didn't fare much better. Constance Barron thought she was about to be blown away.

"It was horrifying it scared me to death I thought we were going to be, I thought my whole house was going to cave in," said Burns.

Dustin Trottier's rose bush may not bloom again until next season and he also lost a side window but he has gained some work. He repairs car dents.

"Busy, busy we've got a lot of work to do, Marble Falls Glass over there they're going to be busy for a few weeks, I've got brother that works over there and he is swamped already the phone is blasting off the hook, said Trottier.

Ice packs of hail can still be found on the ground. And while a few birds were not able to escape the storm, there were many more survival stories and reasons to be thankful in this rural community.

Damage estimates are still being calculated.

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