- Associated Press - Thursday, September 22, 2016

JAL, N.M. (AP) - A small city in southeastern New Mexico is recovering after being hit with a strong hailstorm.

The Hobbs News-Sun report (https://goo.gl/34JGfV) that Jal was struck this weekend with hailstones bigger than golf balls that caused an estimated $4 million in damage.

The storm began late Saturday, leaving broken windows and busted windshields in its path.

Jal City Manager Bob Gallagher said officials in the city of 2,500 residents are looking for a declaration of emergency from the state.

Jal Police Chief Mauricio Valeriano the storm caused lot of damage to the buildings and police cars.

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