Hails falls during round of severe storms in North Texas
Residents in those affected areas shared their experiences, showing off piles of hail and the various pellet sizes.
What is hail damage?
During a severe storm, chunks of ice smaller than peas or, less often, larger than baseballs can fall from the sky at speeds of many miles per hour. If hard enough when they reach the ground, hailstones can cause damage to the tune of $8 to $14 billion a year.
Hail damage spikes from March through June, and just two states — Texas and Colorado — account for 37% of all hail-related insurance claims. Even so, hail storms happen all over the country throughout the year.
Hail often causes damage to a home’s roofing and siding, which can result in leaks. Repairs may be needed as a result of the hail damage. But it can also wreak havoc on vehicles, with nearly 750,000 claims made each year.
More important than protecting property, of course, is making sure that you and your family stay safe during a hailstorm.