State Farm Names Top 10 States for Hail Damage

Hail damage to homes and vehicles cost State Farm policyholders more than $2.4 billion in 2014. Which states took the hardest hit?

The top ten states for hail damage, including automotive glass claims, are:

StateNumber of Claims
1.      Texas51,193
2.      Illinois43,821
3.      Colorado42,365
4.      Missouri23,019
5.      Nebraska21,326
6.      South Carolina20,170
7.      Pennsylvania19,088
8.      Iowa12,869
9.      South Dakota12,367
10.   Kansas11,562

“The largest hailstone ever recovered in the United States was a 7-inch wide chunk of ice almost as large of as a soccer ball,” according to State Farm’s statement.

“Pulling your car into a garage or under a canopy can reduce the risk of hail damage to a car or windshield,” according to the company.

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