June 26, 2018 | Severe Hail Storm in Kansas City and Wichita, Kansas
Kansas City and Wichita, Kansas
On 6/26/2018 at approximately 12:49 PM, a severe hail storm took place over Kansas City and Wichita, Kansas causing widespread damage from 1.19″ – 1.5″ hailstones. This damage contributed to severe property losses, including damage to roof coverings and vehicles.
The Wyandotte County and Sedgwick County, Kansas areas were struck by quarter to tennis ball sized hail in the afternoon hours. The hail was accompanied by severe weather from thunderstorms and heavy rain. The storms produced winds up to 60 mile per hour which drove the hail to severely impact residential dwellings, commercial buildings, and vehicles in the area.
Hail storms are common in Kansas City and Wichita, Kansas, where on a typical year there may be only 12 and 18 days of hail, respectively.
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 877-559-4010.