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State Farm® Names Top Ten States With Most Hail Losses

IBHS Indoor Hail Storm Simulates Real Damage

Bloomington, Ill, April 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — State Farm announces top ten states with the most wind, hail losses. Wind and hail storms remain some of the most frequent and severe causes of property damage. This year the Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety Research Center conducted the first-ever indoor hailstorm, in an effort to research building products and ways to educate consumers.

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:

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/hail and most common insurance claims.

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About State Farm®:
State Farm insures more cars and homes than any other insurer in the U.S., is the leading insurer of watercraft and is also a leading insurer in Canada. Our 17,800 agents and more than 66,000 employees serve 81 million policies and accounts – more than 79 million auto, fire, life and health policies in the United States and Canada, and nearly 2 million bank accounts. State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company is the parent of the State Farm family of companies. State Farm is ranked No. 34 on the Fortune 500 list of largest companies. For more information, please visit statefarm.com® or in Canada statefarm.ca®.

About the IBHSIBHS is an independent, nonprofit, scientific research and communications organization supported by the property insurance industry. The organization works to reduce the social and economic effects of natural disasters and other risks on residential and commercial property by conducting building science research and advocating improved construction, maintenance and preparedness practices.

Photo Gallery

IBHS Hailstorm Demonstration Highlights
IBHS Hailstorm Demonstration Highlights
Tennis ball Sized Hail
Tennis ball Sized Hail
Random hail hits to composition shingles.
Random hail hits to composition shingles.
United States 10 Year Hail Activity
United States 10 Year Hail Activity
Hail damage to aluminum gutter
Hail damage to aluminum gutter

Related Links

learningcenter.statefarm.com/insurance/severe-weather
www.disastersafety.org/featured/ibhs-hailstorm-demonstration



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