ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)– A frustrated Scott Hall looked at holes the size of baseballs in the back window of his Honda, “This is one of my cars. The other one is a total loss, too.”
He could not believe the size of the dents left in his car. One looked like grapefruit, “We are looking at massive damage.” Hall lives in Maryland Heights.
Another nearby resident showed us the frozen pieces of hail she saved from Saturday. Even with some melting, some pieces appeared to be the size of a baseball.
“It’s really sad to see a tornado come through here a year ago and now deal with all this rubbish again,” said Lindsay Rogers.
Gregg Buffington, the general manager for John Beal Inc., says his roofing company has taken calls from Wentzville, Missouri, to Scott Air Force Base in Illinois.
His advice is that victims go with an established, local company so if there are any problems down the road someone will be around to fix them.
Buffington says this storm has caused as much hail damage as he`s seen in years, “It`s gone throw plywood.”
The Dent Wizard will be busy on Tuesday making repairs to hail damaged cars. Addison Thomas says his company suggests customers go through their insurance company first.
Thomas explains if the damage is extreme it might not be fixable. Technicians use tools to massage the dent back into shape, “Basically, the metal has memory, so they’re able to return to its original shape and form and that’s how you do it.”
Thomas estimates that the damage to area cars will be in the millions of dollars.