4/17/2013 2:32:00 PM Insurer: Ill. a top state for hail damage
BLOOMINGTON — State Farm announced today the top ten states with the most wind and hail losses. Wind and hail storms remain some of the most frequent and severe causes of property damage, the insurer said.
Damage caused by wind and hail cost State Farm and its policyholders more than $3.9 billion in 2012. The states with the most wind/hail losses include:
New York—34,000 claims
New Jersey—23,000 claims
While hail storms most frequently impact the Great Plains and Midwest, every state in the nation is susceptible.
When weather conditions are prime for hail storms, pull cars, boats, RVs, lawn and patio furniture into a covered area.