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Claims Counts, Payments Rising from Mississippi Hailstorm

A vehicle is hauled to a repair shop in Pearl, Miss. on March 18 following a hailstorm that hit communities throughout central Mississippi. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
A vehicle is hauled to a repair shop in Pearl, Miss. on March 18 following a hailstorm that hit communities throughout central Mississippi. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

A hailstorm that hit Jackson, Miss. and surrounding suburbs on March 18 has produced 40,000 homeowners and automobile claims, says the Mississippi Insurance Department.

The MID says carriers report they have paid out more than $25 million in damages on nearly 10,000 homeowners claims and more than 31,000 auto claims from the storm, which dumped hail larger than a baseball on 18 counties. Reports say private and state-owned properties, hospitals and school were damaged. 

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