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The "Brick City" Gets Smashed by Hail

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A small town in Morton County is the latest victim of mother nature's fury.

It's located right in the path of a severe thunderstorm that swept through the region Sunday night.

"The first thing I noticed when we started pulling into town was the corn crops, looked stripped, so we knew that Hebron had gotten hail." says Staci Rebel, Hebron resident.

Hebron is the "Brick City", but mother nature came knocking.

"When we got home and there was broken windshields, our camper was hailed, truck was hailed." says Rebel.

Wind and hail from a recent thunderstorm smashed through windshields, and dented vehicles all over the region.

"From the time I got into work this morning, it's been non-stop, with anybody coming in wondering how much rain anybody got, how much wind, how much hail, how much damage to the fields." says Brenda Tkach, Hebron resident.

Brenda Tkach works at an auto body repair shop in town.

They have a line of vehicles ready to be fixed and have to order more windshields to replace ones that look like this.

"We'll just deal with it, at least nobody was hurt, all of it is material stuff and can be replaced and fixed." says Brenda Tkach.

"In Bismarck, the bigger towns you can always pull into a gas station, get under a canopy, there's nothing like that here, so you're pretty much stuck out in the open." says Rebel.

Several residents actually put themselves out in the open to save some of the biggest hail they could find.

Brenda was trying to cover her garden at home when the storm took off.

After seeing how big the hail was, she grabbed a laundry basket, to catch some of these large hail stones.

"I did manage to get some but I think there were some that were even bigger." says Tkach.

Tennis to baseball-sized hail was reported, leaving Hebron residents with plenty to rebuild.

"Just kind of fun to keep for awhile, I'm sure I'll throw them out eventually, but as of right now they're just kind of fun to show."

"Well we're working on building a garage now--so that'll help." says Rebel.

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