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In 2013, wind and hail losses comprise approximately 30% of the homeowners claims filed by insureds according to the Insurance Information Institute. The average loss was just over $7,700. A new ranking from CoreLogic could give insurers some insight as to where the greatest number of wind-related losses will occur.

The windy city rankings show that Jackson, Mississippi is the windiest city in the country. Rounding out the top five cities are Springfield, Mo.; Boston and Cambridge, Mass.; and Shreveport, La. Jackson had 153 separate wind events and a maximum wind speed of 99 mph. The analysis considered the total number of wind events, as well as the total force of wind gusts of 60 mph or more for wind events dating back to 2006. Based on these factors, wind data for 293 cites was analyzed. 

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