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Marlin still picking up the pieces following Wednesday's storm

Posted at 8:28 PM, May 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-28 21:28:56-04

MARLIN, TX — The town of Marlin was one the worst hit cities here in Central Texas, and Thursday they’re still picking up the pieces after Wednesday’s storms.

Straight line winds and golf ball-sized hail rained down on the town of a little over 5,600 people.

“For as city equipment and city facilities, we already know it's going to be at tens of thousands," said Mayor Cedric Davis.

A financial setback the city wasn’t expecting in the middle of a pandemic.

“There was a lot of down power lines. We had a couple of them that catching the tops of trees on fire,” said Scott Fornash, Public Works Director for the City of Marlin.

First Street had two feet of standing water, and many major buildings including city hall, the clinic, the funeral home, and the Falls Community Hospital suffered from broken windows and hail damage.

“The patients, they did move were where the windows got burst, so they were on the back side of the hospital,” said Davis.

Hospital officials told 25 News that they will not be taking in any new patients until Monday. However, the emergency room is remaining open.

The city manager and the public works director said if people do have damage, they need to report it to insurance right away so that they can begin the process to help fix damages.