Tuesday, May 21 2013 5:51 PM EDT2013-05-21 21:51:34 GMT
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BOSSIER CITY, LA (KSLA) -
The body shop at Red River Chevrolet will likely be extra-busy for a while, after last week's storms brought golf ball-sized hail that hit half of the dealership's used car inventory.
Dealership owner George Fritze estimates the hail pounded about $2,000 worth of damage into at least 400 cars on both their new and used lots. "It's quite sizable."
"Last Friday night, we had a hail storm that 'centered' on our dealership here," Fritze says. The storm, which hit around 6:30 p.m., didn't last long, but it left behind hundreds of dents.
On Thursday, the cars were being washed and inspected by insurance adjusters. Fritze says the damaged cars will be available for sale at a discount.
"If a consumer doesn't care about a few hail dents, they can save that much money on a new Chevrolet, in addition to whatever other rebates there are. And if they want to get them fixed, we've got our body shop here and we also have a team from out of town that's in helping during this disaster to knock out the dents with paintless dent repair."
Some customers, he says, are opting for partial repairs that remove the dents only where they're visible. Repaired vehicles will also be returned to the lot for sale.
Several insurance companies are also sending their customers to Red River Chevrolet's body shop for repair.
"Being in this area of the country, we are susceptible to having hail storms from time to time. They seem to happen much more in the Dallas area and up in Oklahoma. The last big one that we had here at Red River was 11 years ago. But this is another big one. You could say disaster has struck again."
There was no damage to any of the vehicles on the dealership's Airline Drive location.
Tuesday, May 21 2013 7:04 PM EDT2013-05-21 23:04:33 GMT
Residents in tornado-stricken Moore, OK, await news on missing love ones Tuesday, a day after a massive tornado devastated the city, killing at least 51. Rescuers worked all night, with particular attentionMore >>
The tornado, with winds up to 200 mph, cut a 20-mile stretch as wide as two miles through the Oklahoma City metro area. The medical examiner's office reported 24 people died, including nine children. More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 3:28 AM EDT2013-05-21 07:28:53 GMT
Four days after storms swept through the Ark-La-Tex, people who live along Barron Road in Keithville are still cleaning up. Now, they're bracing for more possible severe weather on Tuesday.More >>
Four days after storms swept through the Ark-La-Tex, people who live along Barron Road in Keithville are still cleaning up. Some lost their homes, others lost their cars. Now, they are bracing for what future storms may bring.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 10:14 PM EDT2013-05-21 02:14:25 GMT
A copy of a daily journal Allen's mother says her son kept, documenting school bullying
An ArkLaTex mother says her son was pushed to the edge by bullying, and took his own life as a result. More >>
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If you really want to focus on the weather, our KSLA StormTracker 12 Weather app for Android and iPhone has location-based weather alerts, interactive radar, 10 day and hourly forecasts for any city. More >>
If you really want to focus on the weather, our KSLA StormTracker 12 Weather app for Android, iPhone and iPad has location-based weather alerts, interactive radar, 10 day and hourly forecasts for any city. More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 10:36 AM EDT2013-05-21 14:36:49 GMT
(RNN) – A day after long track tornadoes devastated Shawnee and Edmond, OK, another round has begun near Oklahoma City.KOCO broadcast a slow rotating cloud that slowly extended down towards the groundMore >>
Dozens of people have died after a second day of tornadoes twisted through Oklahoma, this time taking aim at the town of Moore, south of Oklahoma City.More >>