Keith Ness was remarkably pragmatic for someone whose place of employment suffered millions of dollars in losses from Friday’s hail storm.

“It’s Mother Nature. You can’t do nothing about it,” said Ness, as he and other Jack’s Campers employees assessed extensive damage to about 500 travel trailers and motorhomes on Jack’s soggy lot Saturday morning.

The Black Hills Pioneer reported that hailstones ranging from quarter-size to the size of grapefruit cut a swath of destruction from eastern Wyoming across the Black Hills late Friday afternoon. The Rapid City National Weather Service office said reports included 1.75-inch diameter hail at Provo in Fall River County to 4.5-inch cannonballs five miles northeast of Newell in Butte County.

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