Two pieces of news provide a flicker of hope amid the doom and gloom.
BLOOMINGTON, Ill., March 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Wind and hail storms remain some of the most frequent and severe causes of property damage. While hail storms most frequently impact the Great Plains and Midwest, every state in the nation is susceptible. See how your state compares to others when it comes to wind and hail claims.
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Damage caused by wind and hail cost State Farm policyholders more than $3 billion in 2013. The top 10 states with the most wind/hail State Farm claims:
Preparing Your Home, Preparing Your Family - Tornado
Tornadoes are among the most destructive forces of nature. While no state is immune to a twister's violent winds, there are places where they touch down more often. The highest concentration of tornadoes is in Oklahoma and Texas, and Florida.
Outside (No Shelter):
Preparing Your Home, Preparing Your Family – Wind and Hail
High winds due to thunderstorms, tornadoes and other wind events are not just a coastal issue and cause millions – and often billions – of dollars in property damage each year. Roofs are frequently damaged in high wind and hail events.
After the Storm – Recovery
The period following a natural disaster can be disorienting and dangerous. Below are a few tips that may help relieve some of the uncertainty and help you stay safe, secure your property, and begin the claims process in the aftermath of a major event.
About State Farm®:
State Farm and its affiliates are the largest provider of car insurance in the U.S. and is a leading insurer in Canada. In addition to providing auto insurance quotes, their 18,000 agents and more than 65,000 employees serve 81 million policies and accounts – more than 79 million auto, home, life and health policies in the United States and Canada, and nearly 2 million bank accounts. Commercial auto insurance, along with coverage for renters, business owners, boats and motorcycles, is also available. State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company is the parent of the State Farm family of companies. State Farm is ranked No. 44 on the Fortune 500 list of largest companies. For more information, please visit http://www.statefarm.com or in Canadahttp://www.statefarm.ca.
SOURCE State Farm