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The summertime is known for thunderstorms and severe weather, which according to new data from Progressive Insurance, causes a spike in wind and flood damage auto claims.
According to a release from the company, Progressive reviewed its 2013 claims data and found 30 percent of wind and flood claims for the entire year occurred in June and July.
Progressive saw the highest numbers of combined wind and flood auto claims in the following states in 2013:
-Texas (11.1 percent)
-Florida (8.3 percent)
-Ohio (6.4 percent)
-Georgia (4.4 percent)
-Illinois (4.1 percent)
-Michigan (4.0 percent)
-Minnesota (3.9 percent)
-Louisiana (3.7 percent)
-Indiana (3.4 percent)
-New York (3.3 percent)
In looking at flood claims alone, June 7 ranked as the worst day of the year for flooding last year. Data also showed that 30 percent of all 2013 flood claims happened in the states of Florida and Texas.
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