Residents of El Dorado are cleaning up after baseball-size hail fell in the area on Tuesday

By Tim Nudd
May 28, 2015 10:25 AM
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Cleanup in Aisle 5!

A Walmart store in El Dorado, Kansas, was forced to close Tuesday after hailstones the size of baseballs crashed through its skylights during a damaging storm – and resident Donald Taylor captured the chaos in the video above, which local station KSN-TV posted online.

The store reopened Wednesday around noon, but not before most of the skylights were broken.

“At least three-quarters, if not more, of the skylights were completely shattered,” El Dorado resident Gooffrey Watson told KSN. “They’ve already covered them up with tarps and everything. They’ve got buckets everywhere trying to clean up the rain.”

Watson’s own car windows were broken by the freakishly large hailstones, as residents and car dealerships across the area watched helplessly as their vehicles were ruthlessly dented.

“It puts things in perspective,” Watson said. “Your car’s not invincible, you’re not invincible. You just watch everything go to pieces.”