hailstorm News

RMIIA: Colorado Hailstorm Caused $213M in Insured Losses

Insurers say a hailstorm last month carried a hefty price tag. Rocky Mountain Insurance Information Association spokeswoman Carole Walker said Monday the Sept. 29 storm pounded thousands of vehicles and roofs, causing an estimated $213 million in insured losses. The …

Hailstorm Damages Crops in Northeastern Wisconsin

A severe hailstorm caused significant damage to crops in northeastern Wisconsin, farmers and researchers said. Matt Stasiak, an agricultural researcher, tells the Door County Advocate the hail crushed cherry trees, grapevines, winter wheat, corn and other crops in Sevastopol on …

Crops Flattened, Windows Shattered in Nebraska Hailstorm

Calls have gone out to glass and siding companies and insurance agents after a barrage of hail left a trail of broken windows, damaged houses and ravaged farm fields in parts of western and central Nebraska. Hailstones as big as …

Damage Estimate in Texas Hailstorm Pegged at $400M

The June 12 hail storm in Abilene, Texas, is expected to hit $400 million in insured losses to vehicles, homes and commercial property, the Insurance Council of Texas reports. It was the second catastrophic hailstorm this city in west Texas …

Repairs Ongoing from Early June Hailstorm in Nebraska

The severe thunderstorms that spawned large hail and strong winds earlier this month left a lasting mark on many Nebraska communities. Aaron Volkman tells the Norfolk Daily News it will take weeks or even months to repair all the damage …

Abilene, Texas, Hammered by Hailstorm

Up to a dozen people were treated for injuries last night in Abilene, Texas, after a large hailstorm struck the city during a children’s parade and art walk, the Insurance Council of Texas reported. The Taylor County Sheriff’s Office said substantial …

Hailstorm Pummels Hundreds of Vehicles in South Dakota

Sioux Falls, S.D., auto body shops are in for a busy summer after a storm that pelted the metro area with pea- to golf ball-size hail, damaging hundreds of vehicles. No injuries were immediately reported from the afternoon storm on …

Baseball Size Hail Pounds South Texas City

The South Texas of Alice was hit with high winds and baseball size hail last night. Most of the population of 19,000 were affected by the storm that knocked out power for several hours, the Insurance Council of Texas reported. The National …

Insured Loss Estimate from North Texas Storm Rises to $500M

The estimate of insured losses from an April 3 hail and wind storm in Denton, Texas, and nearby cities has risen. The Insurance Council of Texas now estimates that the amount of insured losses will be $500 million rather than …

Post-Hailstorm Roofing Permits in Kansas Town Return to Normal

A surge in demand for roofing permits that began in Hutchinson, Kan., after a July 23 hailstorm appears to be coming to an end. Nearly 2,000 new roofs, with a value of just under $24 million, have been installed since …