Businesses still dealing with damage from hail storm 1 year ago

Happening now - as South Texas prepares for a night of severe weather, some people are still dealing with repairs from the devastating hail storm one year ago.The storm was the costliest ever in state history - with $1.4 billion dollars in damage reporte

SAN ANTONIO - It’s been one year since a devastating hail storm blanketed South Texas.

Homes weren't the only things that got damaged in the storm packing softball-sized hail.

Hundreds of cars also took a beating. 

"We were inundated with so many claims that we had more work than technicians," Rich Hanley, collision consultant Northside Ford said.

He said his team is still fixing cars with hail damage from last year.

"We are still currently booked through about mid-May which is about 4 to 6 weeks out," Hanley said.

This Ford Escape is just one of over 3,000 they've fixed in the past year.

"It's called hail because it's a time-consuming process and it's frustrating for everybody involved," Hanley said.

It's been a frustrating situation for the folks at Concourse Motors too.

"I received a call from a company in Spain, so we've got guys that do PDR all over the world and they are still here one year later fixing cars," Thomas Hogan, Concourse Motors Sales Manager said.

Over 58 of Concourse's own cars were exposed to the monstrous chunks of ice, creating plenty of dents.

"Guys were here from 7 o'clock in the morning until 8 o'clock at night nonstop working," Hogan said.

The Alamo 2 solar farm on Binz-Engleman had over 18,000 solar panels destroyed.

"The construction lasted from September 2016 to December 2016. The site was fully operational again on December 23, 2016." Alamo 2 spokesperson Jaro Nummikoski said.

He said the new modules which all came from Mission Solar are working out just fine.

"We are actually achieving better generation numbers than previous modules we had on the facility." Nummikoski said.

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