San Antonio Hail Storm
In this issue of the weekly insurance claim update, we will be looking at the hail damage in our home state of Texas.
On the evening of April 12, 2016, San Antonio was hit by a monstrous hail storm, which caused nearly $1.4 billion in damages making it the costliest in Texas history. The grapefruit size hail accounted for an estimated $560 million in damages to motor vehicles and another $800 million to homes and businesses. Uninsured losses for homeowners were expected to be high as well.
According to A.M. Best, Texas alone has already met the nine-year average for hail storm damage in the United States. Insurance losses were already at $1.3 billion from two prior hailstorms in March.
Due to the extent of damage, insurance companies had to work around the clock to keep up with the claims that came in. One company even reported that they had to call in extra personnel from around the state to help with the overload.
The hardest hit were the urban areas. Many people reported that hail went through their roofs, windows, and decking, into their homes. According to the National Weather Service, San Antonio's hail storm was unusual due to the fact that it fell over a highly populated area for an extended period of time.
There were reports of farm equipment and crop damage from local farmers as well.
With all the severe weather we have experienced lately, make sure that you are covered. If you need help, or if you have questions about a hail insurance claim that has been denied, delayed, or underpaid, don't hesitate to reach out to us at 1-888-614-7730 or click here to contact The Voss Law Firm, P.C.