Recent Hail Storm in La Crosse

April 9, 2013 Severe Hail Storm in La Crosse, WI

The hail storm on April 9, 2013 produced pea size to quarter size (1″) hail. WKBT News reported that the storm was not classified as severe, since the hail was not larger than 1″ and winds were less than 58 mph. This event was much less damaging than the July 19, 2004 storm, when hailstones were as large as 2.5″. Bangor received 3.5″ hail during the June 6, 2007 storm, causing $600,000 worth of property damage. Calvert received $25 million worth of damage from the 2″-2.5″ hailstones during the April 10, 2011 storm.

Wisconsin ranked 25th 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.

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Whether you are a claims adjuster, a property owner, or another interested party, ESI’s engineers are available nationwide with no travel charges.

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
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  • Provide cost estimates or itemize required repairs

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We have successfully conducted thousands of hail evaluations on commercial and residential properties since 1991. Our field experience ensures that you will receive an accurate evaluation to successfully resolve storm damage claims. Our team of engineers understands building components, construction and how these systems can be affected by hail damage. Our background in building design is an advantage to our customers. ESI’s inspections include assessment of the on-site evidence and verification of the extent of hail damage to a structure. Our detailed reports clearly state what damage has occurred. ESI’s professionalism and expertise eases the tension between the insurer and the insured.

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