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Freak summer hailstorm engulfs Guadalajara’s cars, streets in up to 6 feet of ice

Freak summer hailstorm engulfs Guadalajara’s cars, streets in up to 6 feet of ice

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A freak hail storm strikes Guadalajara, one of Mexico’s most populous cities, shocking residents and trapping vehicles in a deluge of ice pellets.
NewslookA freak summer hailstorm buried parts of a Mexican city in 5 to 6 feet of ice, engulfing cars on the street in a stunning display.”I’ve never seen such scenes in Guadalajara,” the state governor, Enrique Alfaro, told Agence France-Presse.Guadalajara, the capital city of Jalisco with a population of almost a million and a half people, saw at least six of its neighborhoods on the outskirts blanketed in the massive hail accumulation Sunday, AFP reported.At least 200 buildings and 50 vehicles were damaged by the ice.No fatalities were reported, but at least two people showed early signs of hypothermia. According to AFP, although hailstorms aren’t uncommon in the summer in Jalisco, nothing of this magnitude had been recorded. Guadalajara is northwest of Mexico City and is about 5,000 feet above sea level.Vehicles are buried in hail on the streets of Guadalajara, Jalisco state, Mexico, on June 30. (Photo: ULISES RUIZ, AFP/Getty Images)A man with a bike walks on hail in the eastern area of Guadalajara, Jalisco state, Mexico, on June 30, 2019. (Photo: ULISES RUIZ, AFP/Getty Images)A man walks as hail covers the streets in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico, on June 30, 2019. (Photo: Francisco Guasco, EPA-EFE)A view of the damage due the accumulation of hail in the streets of Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico, on June 30, 2019. (Photo: Francisco Guasco, EPA-EFE)People remain on the sidewalk of a street covered with hail in the eastern area of Guadalajara, Jalisco state, Mexico, on June 30, 2019. (Photo: ULISES RUIZ, AFP/Getty Images)Aerial view of vehicles buried in hail in the streets in the eastern area of Guadalajara, Jalisco state, Mexico, on June 30, 2019. (Photo: ULISES RUIZ, AFP/Getty Images)A woman and a child walk on hail in the eastern area of Guadalajara, Jalisco state, Mexico, on June 30, 2019. (Photo: ULISES RUIZ, AFP/Getty Images)A man with a bike walks on hail in the eastern area of Guadalajara, Jalisco state, Mexico, on June 30, 2019. (Photo: ULISES RUIZ, AFP/Getty Images)A policeman stands next to vehicles buried in hail in the eastern area of Guadalajara, Jalisco state, Mexico, on June 30, 2019. (Photo: ULISES RUIZ, AFP/Getty Images)A woman and her dogs walk on hail in the eastern area of Guadalajara, Jalisco state, Mexico, on June 30, 2019. (Photo: ULISES RUIZ, AFP/Getty Images)Follow USA TODAY’s Ryan Miller on Twitter @RyanW_MillerAutoplayShow ThumbnailsShow CaptionsLast SlideNext SlideRead or Share this story: https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/weather/2019/07/01/guadalajara-hail-storm-engulfs-city-ice/1616199001/
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