New Jersey has made the top 10 list of states with the most losses and damage as a result of hail coming in at number 8.  New York comes in at number 3 and Pennsylvania at number 10.

Hail Damage (Flickr User: Jason Ilagan)

Damage caused by wind and hail cost State Farm and its policyholders more than $3.9 billion in 2012.  The states with the most wind and hail losses are as follows:

  • Texas—47,000 claims 
  • Illinois—41,000 claims
  • New York—34,000 claims 
  • Ohio—31,000 claims
  • Missouri—25,000 claims
  • Tennessee—24,000 claims
  • Indiana—23,000 claims
  • New Jersey—23,000 claims 
  • Kentucky—22,000 claims
  • Colorado/ Pennsylvania (tie) —16,000 claims

How can you head off hail damage?  Pull all cars, boats, RVs,, lawn and patio furniture into a covered area if weather conditions could result in hail.  When building or remodeling, consider impact resistant roofing to reduce damage to your home.