Rain, Hail Storm Through Metroplex

Mayfest shuts down because of lightning

Saturday, May 5, 2012  |  Updated 12:07 AM CDT
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Storms on Friday night closed Mayfest and caused some storm damage in some parts of North Texas.

David Finfrock, NBC 5 Weather; Kevin Cokely and Scott Gordon, NBC 5 News

Storms on Friday night closed Mayfest and caused some storm damage in some parts of North Texas.

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Storms with lightning, hail and rain rolled through North Texas on Friday night.

Lightning forced Mayfest to shut down Friday night. TCU also called off its baseball game early.

Mayfest organizers learned a long time ago not to take chances with bad weather.

In 1995, a huge hailstorm hit Fort Worth. The storm did $1 billion in damage and injured more than 100 people, including a number of people at Mayfest.

Barring any more bad weather, the event should be back in business Friday morning.

The storm triggered a tornado warning in Hood County, but there were no immediate reports of damage there, according to the sheriff.

A home in Celina sustained serious damage when strong winds caused a roof to collapse in the Carter Ranch addition, the Collin County sheriff said.

Minor damage was reported in Granbury, and some downed trees were reported in Crowley.

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