According to The National Severe Storms Laboratory, over 100,000 thunderstorms occur in the United States each year, with around 10% of them being categorized as severe.
Hail can fall at speeds ranging from nine to 100 miles per hour depending on the size of the storm. Hailstones range in size from a pea (.25 inch diameter) to a grapefruit (.75 inch diameter) (4.5 inches in diameter) and the top states to be effected are:
According to the III, hailstorms can generate up to $14 billion in damage in a single year. Fortunately, there's a lot you can do ahead of time to safeguard your home and automobile from hail damage when storms visit your area in the future.
Prepare for weather by parking your car indoors if storms are coming, consider wind/hail resistant siding, make sure you have strong/thick roofing for minimal damage, trim trees and shrubs for good health to minimize damage, get impact resistant windows or covers if you are in a hail/thunderstorm heavy area. If you have questions about if you are covered by the insurance you need for home damage due to weather give us a call!