North Texans Brace for Severe Weather

A severe weather threat Tuesday in the Dallas-Fort Worth area has homeowners concerned about the potential for more damage.

Molly Day, an Aledo resident, just had her roof and gutters replaced after the March hailstorm.

"It's a chance I took but I wanted to protect everything that I have," she said. "My roof was very damaged. I didn't want to wait. It just didn't make sense to me."

Every house in Day's neighborhood was damaged. Roofing businesses have placed advertising signs outside various homes.

"A lot of my neighbors are opting to wait until the storms are through," Day said. "Here we go again. We're probably going to have a storm and my roof might be damaged."

Along Camp Bowie Boulevard in Fort Worth, paintless dent repair shops are swamped with hail-damaged vehicles.

"It's probably the worst hail season at the beginning of the season we've ever had," said Kevin Oliver, owner of Oliver's Paintless Dent Repair in Fort Worth. "You really can't stay ahead. You basically just have to be prepared."

Oliver said he's hired additional staff to keep up with the demand.

"We've had to bring in people just to answer phones," Oliver said. "We've got another 12 guys to help with customers."

Thunderstorms are in the forecast Tuesday for North Texas, and severe storms are possible, producing damaging winds, very large hail and even a few tornadoes.

Several area high school baseball games have changed dates or start times ahead of inclement weather Tuesday.

• McKinney North at Wylie East moved to 4 p.m. Tuesday
• Plano is now playing at Allen at 5 p.m. Tuesday. The teams will play at Plano at 7:30 p.m. Friday
• Garland Naaman Forest at Rowlett moved to 5 p.m. Tuesday
• Waxahachie at Ennis moved to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday

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