Texas Spring Hail Storm Damage at Nearly $700M

According to new data released by CoreLogic, the 2016 hail season is already one of the most severe in Texas history, with year-to-date results reaching the nine-year average for U.S. hail storm damage. Estimated losses from hail events this year in Fort Worth, Plano, Wylie and San Antonio totaled $689.6m, according to CoreLogic. CoreLogic pegged the Fort Worth loss at $72.5m, Plano at $35.8m, Wylie at $246.8m, and San Antonio at $334.5m.

The number of homes in the footprint of the San Antonio storms totaled 263,440; hail measured .75 inches in diameter to 3.25 inches. 21.36% were impacted by hail of .75 inches, leading to an estimated $10.8m in residential losses. In addition, hail over 3 inches did affect 4,569 homes with combined residential losses reaching upwards of $36.6m. The Central Texas supercell struck first in the Helotes community, where it dumped hail larger than baseballs, then continued slowly across the northern half of San Antonio, damaging property at the University of Texas at San Antonio, the North Star Mall, and auto dealerships near the San Antonio airport along the way. It continued eastward across Alamo Heights and Fort Sam Houston, and consistently pounded communities with hail ranging in size from golf balls to grapefruits.

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