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I’ll never forget hearing about a violent hailstorm at Fort Collins, Colo., on July 30, 1979. With hailstones as large as a grapefuit, a three-month-old baby died of a fractured skull after being struck by hail while being carried by her mother, who was running with her to seek cover. Luckily, fatalities from hail storms are rare.

Jayleen R. Heft

Jayleen Heft is the digital content editor for PropertyCasualty360.com. Contact her at jheft@alm.com.

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