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NE ranks 6th in the country for 2018 hail damage payouts

Posted: 11:12 AM, Mar 27, 2019
Updated: 2019-03-27 12:13:50-04
GALLERY: Hail throughout Omaha metro, June 29
GALLERY: Hail throughout Omaha metro, June 29
GALLERY: Hail throughout Omaha metro, June 29

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — A report from State Farm Insurance says Nebraska took the number six spot for hail damage payouts in 2018.

State Farm says Nebraskans made nearly 6,000 claims for more than $200 million worth of damages to cars and homes. Of those claims, approximately $84 million was paid out.

The five states that had more hail damage claims paid were:

1. Colorado $598 million

2. Texas $437 million

3. Illinois $329 million

4. Minnesota $170 million

5. Missouri $88 million

State Farm offered these tips to avoid hail damage to your home and car:

· Good tree pruning can prevent many problems associated with a hail storm.

· When building or remodeling, consider impact resistant roofing to reduce hail damage to your home.

· Make sure you have a home inventory; take pictures or video and store them digitally.

· Talk to your agent and ask about your coverage and deductible

· Move vehicles into garage and secure outdoor furniture.

· Do not let contractors on your roof until you talk to your insurance agent.