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Glass Companies Stay Busy After Storm

Caffey's Auto Glass and Abilene Glass & Mirror say phones have been ringing non-stop.
"We already had cars waiting on us at 5:30 in the morning," said employees at Caffey's Auto Glass in Abilene.

The hail storm that hit Abilene late yesterday afternoon may have only lasted several minutes, but the aftermath and work that will need to be done to the hundreds of damaged vehicles is evident.

"I never went to bed last night," said Caffey's owner, Craig Caffey. "I went to bed for um, five minutes, then got up and came down here."

Yesterday's monster size hail has left Caffey speechless and he can  only compare it to the storm that hit Abilene back in 2011

"I think this one was a lot worse," he said. "A lot more widespread, you know?"

The damage he's seen today, no one was expecting.

"We're just kinda shell shocked, you know? Like, Patricia was saying, nobody could be prepared for this," he said.

Patricia Caffey told us that their lot was so full they began parking cars across the street at several parking lots.

It wasn't only cars that were damaged though. Phones have been ringing off the hook at another business, Abilene Glass & Mirror.

"Hardin Simmons University is the worst that we've seen that we've been called on," said Meredith Goldsmith. "About seventy five homes there, all the windows are busted out."

Both businesses agree it's going to take some time to pick up the pieces.

Craig Caffey said he plans on working until he can't stand anymore.



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