Recent Hail Storm in Des Moines, Iowa
The storm on September 19, 2013 produced high winds and hailstones across the central Iowa area. The 60-70 mph winds blew over trees, power lines, and caused widespread damage to roofs in Des Moines, Ankeny, Grimes, Adel, Clive, Waukee, Knoxville, Urbandale, Windsor Heights, Altoona, and Saylorville. Pleasantville in Marion County was hit with 1.75″ hail, while 1″ hailstones struck Adel and Dallas Center in Dallas County, as well as Des Moines in Polk County. 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.
Iowa ranked 18th for major hail events in 2012, according to the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). 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 tornados, thunderstorms or lightning strikes.
Our experts can verify the extent and timeframe of hail damage
- Verify extent of hail damage to roofs, HVAC units and building exteriors
- Resolve damage disputes for flood, hail, tornado and wind claims
- Perform umpire services for damage appraisals
- Provide cost estimates or itemize required repairs
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