January 19, 2019 | Severe Hail Storm in Denham Springs, Louisiana and Foreman, Arkansas
Denham Springs, LA & Foreman, AK
On 1/19/2019 during the morning hours, a severe hail storm took place over Denham Springs, LA and Foreman, AR causing widespread damage from 1.75″ hailstones. This damage contributed to property losses county-wide, including damage to roof coverings and vehicles.
Denham Springs, part of Livingston County, LA, was struck by golf ball sized hail at approximately 8:40 AM CST. The National Weather Service had issued a severe thunderstorm warning. The storms produced 60 mile per hour winds which drove the hail to severely impact residential dwellings and commercial buildings in the area.
Foreman, part of Little River County, AR, was struck by golf ball sized hail at approximately 12:30 AM CST. The National Weather Service had issued no severe weather warnings. The storms produced high winds which drove the hail to severely impact residential dwellings and commercial buildings in the area.
Hail storms are uncommon in both Denham Springs, LA and Foreman, AR, where on a typical year there may be 3 days of hail in Denham Springs and 2 days in Foreman.
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.
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