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Hail is precipitation in the form of a chunk of ice that can fall from a cumulonimbus cloud. Usually associated with multicell, supercell and cold front-induced squall line thunderstorms, most hail falls from the central region of a cloud in a severe storm. hail

If you are caught in a hailstorm:

  • Seek shelter immediately if you are outdoors.  If you can’t find something to protect your entire body, at least find something to protect your head.

  • Stay out of culverts and lowland areas that might fill suddenly with water.

  • Stop driving. Pull safely onto the shoulder of the road away from any trees that could fall on your vehicle.

  • If at all possible, pull into a sturdy garage or under a shelter to minimize hail damage.

  • Do NOT leave your vehicle until it stops hailing. Your car will provide reasonable protection.



Remember: You are responsible for your safety and for the safety of those around you.