It may seem a bit much to cover a car in blankets, air mattresses or pool noodles because of an incoming hail storm, but hail can do a serious amount of damage to a vehicle.
Objects the size of golf balls falling from the sky hit objects on the ground with a pretty significant amount of force.
Texans without access to a covered garage had to get extra creative ahead of a recent hail storm which was projected to drop golf-ball-sized hail on northern Texas.
Blankets, rugs, pool noodles, and even clothing were common impromptu cushions.
Some went with cardboard boxes.
Air mattresses were also a common barrier.
There was even a regular mattress or two!
Garden mulch also made a few appearances.
Some simply choose creative parking spots.
For anyone doubting the damage hail can do, here are some videos of Texas hail storms:
Hail can do a lot of damage.
Hopefully these extra creative protective measures were enough to protect Texans' vehicles from the ice balls falling out of the sky.