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Hail Was 'Like Somebody Beating On Our Roof'

CASTLE ROCK, Colo. (CBS4) - Residents in the Founders Village neighborhood in Castle Rock have dealt with their fair share of hailstorms, but many told CBS4 Friday's storm brought the most extreme hail they've seen.

The storm left behind a mess for homeowners, such as Cliff Hancock. Hailstones knocked out the back windows of three of his cars, his house's roof was damaged and he'll need to replace a window pane on the second floor of the home.

"It was like somebody beating on our roof with a hammer, or, as the kids said, like a helicopter was shooting at the house. It was very heavy hail," he told CBS4.

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The storm gave Hancock's 10-year-old daughter Avery a big scare.

"It was about bigger than golf balls, and it was just horrible," she said, describing the hail.

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On Parsons Avenue Friday night a CBS4 crew found people using brooms to sweep up broken glass and spreading tarps across broken windows.

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"It puts a little damper on 4th of July but we'll make it through," one resident said.

There were also reports of hail in nearby Franktown on Friday.

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