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Hail storm leaves people in Brazos County with thousands of dollars in damage

The hail hit hard and fast, smashing out car windows, skylights and windows of buildings.

BRAZOS COUNTY, Texas — People living in Bryan and College Station woke up Friday morning to find their car windows and windows on their homes smashed out. A hail storm that brought softball sized hail in some areas, left the damage behind

Several people at local apartment complexes couldn't avoid walking on the glass as they inspected their vehicles.

Reagan Graves, a Texas A&M student, had to call a tow truck. The hail damaged her windshield so badly, she couldn't even drive it off the lot. While this is tough for a person living on a student's income to take, she's not letting it get her down.

“It was pretty heartbreaking seeing it drive off, but it’s just a car and I’m glad I’m safe,” she said.

Sam Campbell, who also lives in Brazos County, said he was cooking dinner and heard the hail when it started. It came on fast and nothing could be done to stop it from damaging his vehicle either.

“My back windshield is totally blown out, there’s tons of damage and dents on the hood,” Campbell said. He says the stress didn't stop there. He spent five hours on the phone Friday morning, trying to work out a timeline with his insurance company.

“I’m just worried about getting my insurance paid for, getting my car paid for and all that, “Campbell said.

Most insurance companies will cover the cost to repair your car, but you've got to pay the deductible first in most cases. A standard deductible can be anywhere from $250 to over $1,000. If you have comprehensive coverage, car insurance policies will also cover your damage. If you're just working with liability insurance, you may be out of luck when it comes to how much you'll have to pay to get it fixed.