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May 27, 2014

Hail hits woman

MAHONING TWP. – Maryann Galgani-Campbell ran out to make sure the door was closed to her pet chickens’ pen.

On her way back, she was struck on the head by a piece of hail about 3 inches around during Thursday’s storm that damaged thousands of vehicles and numerous homes especially in Mahoning Township.

“I still have that egg on my head,” she said Monday of the lump.

After she said she got “clocked,” she picked up the piece of hail that hit her and later collected nine smaller pieces of hail that fell in her back yard.

“I never saw anything like this in my life. I saved them to show my kids,” she said of her sons who live in Altoona, the Poconos and New Jersey.

“It’s unbelievable. I was amazed. I looked out and everything was white,” she said.

Before she ran outside to check the chickens she keeps for eggs, “I heard a crashing like a jackhammer.”

“It was amazing to see these big things falling all over the place,” she said.

After the storm, she found her vehicle had been dented by hail.

Her neighbors’ homes have holes in the siding and one has a cracked window.

“I feel bad for all these people and their homes,” she said.

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