Thousands Of El Paso County, Colorado Residents File Claims For Hail Damage

 Monday, June 18, 2018

 The Gazette

Thousands of El Paso County residents filed insurance claims as homeowners, towns and agencies began assessing the damage caused by Wednesday’s hailstorm. State Farm said it received about 700 homeowner claims and more than 2,180 auto claims following the hailstorm, and the United States Automobile Association said it had received more than 10,000 claims as of Thursday. The storm, with hail up to 3 inches in diameter, struck after 1 a.m. and is the worst overnight hailstorm to hit the region in more than 20 years. Homes in the Fountain area had windows busted out, roofs destroyed and siding shredded by the large hail which punched through vehicles’ windshields and rear windows.