November 29, 2016 | Severe Hail Storm in Jackson and Starkville, Mississippi
Jacksonville and Starkville, Mississippi
From 11/28/2016 in the afternoon to about midnight on 11/29/2016, two severe hail storm events impacted a large portion of the ArkLaMiss region causing widespread damage from heavy winds and 1.75″ hailstones. This damage contributed to property losses county-wide, including damage to roof coverings and vehicles.
The Jackson County and Oktibbeha County, Mississippi areas were struck by golf ball sized hail accompanying a severe thunderstorm warning. The storms produced 50-60 mile per hour winds and heavy rain which drove the hail to severely impact residential dwellings, commercial buildings, and vehicles in the area.
Hail storms are common in Jacksonville, Mississippi and uncommon in Starkville, Mississippi where on a typical year there may be only 9 and 3 days of hail, respectively.
Nationwide, hail insurance claims total $1 billion of damage to property and crops each year. Typically, 1″ hail or larger causes damage to roof coverings and exterior surfaces, but depending on the material and existing condition, smaller hail can also produce damage. Hail is often part of other severe weather damage, including tornadoes, thunderstorms or lightning strikes.
Engineering Specialists Inc. has more than 25 years of field experience in analyzing hail damage to vehicles, residential, commercial, and industrial buildings. We can work on any project in any state, nationwide. When you or your business needs to confirm the extent of damage from this or any other hail storm, please contact us anytime at email@example.com or call us, toll free, at 855-874-1780.