Hail storm damaged 28 city vehicles

Mike Taylor, of the Havelock Public Services Department, inspects a damaged vehicle.

Mike Taylor, of the Havelock Public Services Department, inspects a damaged vehicle.

Drew C. Wilson/Havelock News
Published: Thursday, August 14, 2014 at 01:39 PM.

A recent hail storm did more than $94,000 in damage to 28 city vehicles.

Havelock finance director Lee Tillman told the Havelock board of commissioners that the July 28 storm did major damage in the city’s public services maintenance complex located on off N.C. 101 on Outer Banks Drive.

That same storm smashed windows, dented cars and pierced holes in the Hills Mobile Home Village less than a mile east of the city limits.

In the city maintenance yard, the damages were similar.

“I understand that there was actually baseball sized hail that night,” Tillman said. “

The balls of ice smashed windshields, dented car bodies and damaged vinyl siding in the complex.

Damages to seven vehicles exceeded 75 percent of their value, essentially totaling them. Tillman said three of those vehicles were intended to be sold soon anyway.



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