Tornadoes are usually front and center for Oklahoma weather-related events but this time we’re taking a look back at hail storms. If you’ve ever been the victim of hail damage then you know the seriousness of hail. Luckily, we don’t hold any record-breaking records for this event but we have seen our share over the years of some massive hail. Scroll all the way to the end to see one of the craziest hail storms in the Sooner State.

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Watch these two videos below of the violent hailstorms from 2010:

Did you live in one of these areas during these hailstorms? If so, tell us about your experience.

Can you imagine a third of your town being destroyed within a matter of minutes? That’s what happened to the small, close-knit community of Pryor, Oklahoma on April 27, 1942. At approximately 5:00 p.m. local time, an EF4 tornado swept through the main business district of town and the residential section, demolishing 500 buildings, killing 52 people and injuring 350 others. As if the tornado wasn’t bad enough, the town was hit with torrential rains that left knee-deep water in town – halting rescue and cleanup efforts. Click here to take a look back to that terrifying day in 1942.

 

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