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Damage in Kerrobert.
The thunderstorm that rolled through Wednesday afternoon didn't last long, but it was intense with strong wind, lightning, heavy rain and small hail.

In Kerrobert, north of Kindersley, large hail and strong wind tore down trees and ripped siding off homes and businesses.

Patsy Kiss, manager of the Wild Goose Motel in Kerrobert, watched the clouds roll in.

"I said to my husband and the girl working the office, 'Oh, hoho! are we in for one wicked hail storm," she said.

"It was coming from the west and I seen it coming. The clouds were just white and I thought, 'Oh, are we gonna get it' and we did."

Golf-ball sized hail fell from the sky for 15 minutes combined with wind and rain. Kiss said nearly all the homes in Kerrobert have siding ripped off. She guessed that two thirds of the homes have broken windows.


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Damage in Kerrobert.

"Driving downtown, it was almost like you were driving on a bed of trees, like of leaves, because it stripped the leaves something terrible."

Kiss said the storm also smashed the mirror on her husband's car and damaged one fo the power poles near the motel.

"It pulled the light off of the pole, put it down on our lawn, and the light was still working. The wire was still attached," she described.

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On Facebook the town says council will meet today to talk about the damage, but there is cleanup and restoration ahead.

"We have a big job ahead of us but I think Kerrobert can do it," said acting administrator Harold Trew in a Facebook message.

Large hail also reported north of Prince Albert.

Three power poles came down in Regina on Wiinipeg Street, just south of 5th Avenue with two landing on a chain link fence and the other across the CN tracks.

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