The Transylvania Times -

By Matt McGregor
Staff Writer 

Hailstorm, Rain Bombard Brevard


Last updated 4/10/2019 at 4:13pm

Matt McGregor

Downtown Brevard was battered Tuesday afternoon by an unprecedented hailstorm.

A sudden, icy bombardment of hail clattered down on Brevard Tuesday, covering the ground in slippery slush, followed by a recorded 2.23 inches of rain to wash it away.

"I've never seen anything like this in the almost 50 years that I've lived here," said Brevard Mayor Jimmy Harris. "I've never heard such a racket in all my life. It tore up the signage in front of Harris Hardware."

He said city crews were out early Wednesday morning cleaning up with brush trucks and street sweepers, and with the large amount of water at one time, water drains had reached capacity.

"It was pretty catastrop...

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