Hail damage fluctuates year-to-year, but 2016 was a particularlydevastating year across the country.

An analysis of insurance claims from the Insurance ServicesOffice (ISO) ClaimSearch database by the National Insurance CrimeBureau (NICB) showed that after decreasing by 21% from 2014 to 2015, thenumber of hail claims nationwide jumped 48% to more than 965,000 in2016.

Across the nation, most hail claims, 55%, were for home damagewith personal auto damage, representing 32% of allhail claims.

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Jayleen R. Heft

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