Power restored after Friday hail storm

by: Tina Terry Updated:

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ROCK HILL —

This Memorial Day weekend dozens of families are cleaning up from a 15-minute hail storm that packed a punch.

"It was incredible, the noise was deafening," said Marc Mcquillen.

"The sun was shining (then) all of a sudden we were getting hail stones almost as large as tennis balls.  We knew then there was a major problem," said Charles Morgan.

When the storm ended Darold Ratcliff spotted huge holes knocked into the side of his house by the hail. His window screens were torn and tattered.

Around the corner from Ratcliff’s house huge trees snapped like twigs. Large trees were uprooted and tossed.  Hundreds lost power after the storm, but city leaders said it was all restored by Saturday morning.