September 1, 2018 | Severe Hail Storm in Holbrook, Arizona
On 9/1 at approximately 8:11 PM CDT, a severe hail storm took place over Navajo County, AZ causing widespread damage from 2.75″ hailstones. This damage contributed to property losses county-wide, including extensive damage to roof coverings and vehicles.
The Holbrook city area was struck by baseball sized hail in the evening hours. The National Weather Service had issued severe weather warnings. The storms produced 80 mile per hour winds which drove the hail to severely impact residential dwellings and commercial buildings in the area. The hail was heavy and moved fast enough to punch holes through the drop ceiling tiles of the Hopi Travel Plaza as well as create significant damage to vehicles.
Hail storms are uncommon in Holbrook, Arizona, where on a typical year there may be only 3 days of hail.
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.