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:

State Number of Claims
1.      Texas 51,193
2.      Illinois 43,821
3.      Colorado 42,365
4.      Missouri 23,019
5.      Nebraska 21,326
6.      South Carolina 20,170
7.      Pennsylvania 19,088
8.      Iowa 12,869
9.      South Dakota 12,367
10.   Kansas 11,562

“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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