Damage From Past Storms Reveals The Risks Of Tornado And Hail Activity

 Monday, April 15, 2019

 Insurance Business

Last year, the United States saw above-average activity for hurricanes, floods, wildfires and high winds. In 2018, severe convective storms in particular rained large hail down on Dallas, Texas, and Colorado Springs, Colorado, while a total of 82 tornadoes hit Western Louisiana and Arkansas, through to Southern Florida and up to Western Virginia, according to CoreLogic’s annual Natural Hazard report. Nonetheless, the first few months of 2018 were quieter for tornado and hail activity, even though the year turned out to be a stormy one with eight of the billion-dollar disasters coming from tornadoes, hail, and straight-line winds. “Through May, tornadoes were down 40% compared to the 10-year average. Hail was [also] down significantly, but then a lot of times, the season tends to correct itself.
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