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Man’s head cracked open in wild Sydney hail storm

A Sydney man has warned others about the risk of being outside in a storm after his head was split open by a massive hail stone.

Marcus O’Donohue was walking the two minutes between his Berowra Heights home and his local tavern on Thursday afternoon when the storm struck.

“I felt it like hit me and then I saw it splatter and stuff when I was running back,” he said.

“It hurt, but I didn’t think I’d split my head open.

Dozens of cars were written off in the storm.Dozens of cars were written off in the storm.
Camera IconDozens of cars were written off in the storm.Picture: AAPIMAGE

“There was blood everywhere.”

The carpenter shared vision of his gruesome injury on social media warning others: “Don’t play in hail”.

The hailstorm pounded hundreds of homes across Sydney, with dozens of cars were written off due to the damage.

The Keast family were one of the hardest hit, as they were forced out of their home due to the storm damage.

Tarps on the roof of a house that was damaged in a hail storm in Berowra Heights.Tarps on the roof of a house that was damaged in a hail storm in Berowra Heights.
Camera IconTarps on the roof of a house that was damaged in a hail storm in Berowra Heights.Picture: AAPIMAGE

“We were going to have Christmas lunch here but now that won’t be happening … I don’t know what we’ll do,” Tara Keast told 7 News.

“I had cricket ball-sized hailstones in the roof,” neighbour Bruce Hayllar added.

“It was so frightening … I don’t know when the clean up and repair can be done,” resident Robyn Rollason said.

Rescue crews have been working non-stop after five storms hit Sydney in a week.

SES teams and volunteers from as far as Broken Hill have arrived in Sydney to help with the massive clean up, hopefully patching up homes in time for Christmas.

VideoMassive hailstones hit Sydney in Australia. Footage, taken in Wamberal shows the sheer size of the hailstones and being described the same size as ‘golf balls.’

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