Smith County Sees the Most Lightning Strikes
Texas storms clobbered more Allstate insured homes in Midland than any other part of the state over the past five years, while Smith county saw the highest frequency of lightning.
Allstate tallied the top 25 Texas counties affected by severe weather; identifying areas with highest frequencies of wind and hail, and lightning related homeowner property damage claims from 2009 through 2013.
Midland, El Paso and Dallas top the list for the frequency of wind and hail homeowner property claims over the past five years. Smith, Jefferson and Montgomery saw the highest frequency of lightning claims.
Counties with the highest frequency of claims range from north, south, east and western parts of the state; demonstrating few areas in Texas are safe from severe weather.