Texas and Colorado Top List of Hail-Damage States

May 20, 2016

CBS4 Meteorologist Justin McHeffey holds a hailstone from a severe storm on June 4, 2015.
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Two High Plains states lead the nation in hail damage, reports The Denver Post. Over the past three years, Colorado ranks second behind Texas for the number of insurance claims filed due to hail strikes on homes, property and cars.

But Colorado may be the more impressive of the two. Texas could fit three Colorados within its borders. And Colorado state contains only 1.7 percent of the country's population. Colorado saw almost 185,000 hail-related insurance claims between 2013 and 2015. That number accounts for almost 10 percent of the U.S. total. But Texas had double Colorado’s number of claims, clocking in at nearly 400,000 hail claims. That means one in five hail insurance claims in the United States was filed in the state of Texas.

Rounding out the top six states for hail claims are Nebraska, Kansas, Illinois amd Oklahoma.