MILLET PUMMELED BY HAIL

  • Jul. 21, 2011 12:00 p.m.

Pipestone Flyer

 The town of Millet was hit by damaging hail Monday afternoon damaging most of the homes and businesses in Millet to some extent. Most homes with vinyl siding had holes punched in them by the hail reported to be as large as golf balls. Trees were stripped of leaves and gardens were left looking like a cloud of locusts had passed through them.

 A lot of the homes in the Moonen Heights area of town had broken windows and garden sheds destroyed. Many cars and trucks suffered severe hail damage. There is no estimate of the amount of damage at this time, however it is believed to be in the millions.

 Eyewitnesses say that two storms appeared to collide over the town and everything just let go.

 There are unconfirmed reports of dead livestock and crops in the path of the storm have been totally decimated.

 There is a lot of clean-up to do and the costs of the damage will take weeks to assess.