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Picking up the pieces in Fountain

Posted at 7:12 PM, Aug 07, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-07 21:12:39-04

When hail hit Fountain at the end of June, it caused severe damage throughout the community.

For many people it meant losing their cars and replacing windows, roofs, and landscaping for their homes.

When Monday’s storm hit, it brought back a lot of unwanted memories for people living in Fountain.

‘All you heard was ‘tink tink tink’ it’s like oh here it starts again,’ said Jason Freeman

For Jason Freeman, that first hail storm ended up being his welcome to Colorado.

He and his girlfriend had just moved into their home days before the storm hit.

His girlfriend, Tara Dotson has family in Colorado which was why they decided to make the move out from Colorado.

What they didn’t expect was that their welcome gift would come in the form of baseball sized hail in June.

As they heard hail pound down in their neighborhood Monday evening, Freeman wasn’t as worried this time- because this time he had pulled out all the stops to keep everything safe.

While they’re still getting settled into their place, there wasn’t much room in the garage for him to move one of his cars inside.

So instead, he took a tarp, a trashcan, some cardboard boxes, and pillows to protect his SUV.

The good news, it worked.

Still, Freeman is feeling a little superstitious about staying in Colorado.

‘I don’t know whether I should go back to Missouri or fight it and stick it out,’ said Freeman.