(Bloomberg) — Lightning damage is the most striking in Texas, at least for the insurance industry.

The average claim in the state was $10,671 last year, the Insurance Information Institute said in a statement Monday. That's the highest figure among the 10 states with the most claims, and 44 percent more than the national average.

Texas has higher incomes than most other states in the U.S. South, the region with the greatest frequency of strikes. And some of the state's larger homes are on hills, putting the structures at increased risk along with computers, televisions and other electronic devices that can be zapped inside.

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