July 8, 2019 | Severe Storm in Rapid City, South Dakota
Rapid City, SD
On 7/8/2019 at approximately 6:15 PM, a severe hail storm took place over Pennington County, South Dakota causing widespread damage from 1.75″ hailstones. This damage contributed to property losses county-wide, including damage to roof coverings and vehicles.
The Rapid City area was struck by golf ball sized hail in the early evening hours. 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.
Hail storms are common in Rapid City, SD, where on a typical year there may be 20 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.