Watch out for hail
An Infrequent Visitor
Most places around the country don't get hail too often so we don't really prepare for it. It usually happens in a storm without warning unless we hear a weather forecast that said it has happened in this storm already. In most storms it is small bb sized hail which is fairly harmless and most of us have been in. However there is larger hail that hits and we need to be wary of it. Once you get to quarter sized hail you are really into the zone where damage can be done. If you know there the storm is going to have this size hail try and get your car covered as it will do a fair amount of damage to your car. There is also potential to damage your shingles and break windows and if it is half dollar sized it likely damaged at least some shingles. Once you get to ping pong ball size hail it can do a fair amount of damage to a home. Also at this size you really don't want to be out in it as it will be quite painful(a bit obvious. Sorry.) If you are in an area prone to hail a couple steps you can take is to put on hail resistant roofing and also to put shutters for your windows on your house.