Oklahoma City Hail Loss Claims in Top 10 for 3 Years

On July 17, 2013, the NICB (National Insurance Crime Bureau) posted their annual “US Hail Loss Claims and Questionable Claims” report for 2013.

2010 – 2012 Interesting US Hail Loss Claim Facts

  • Overall, hail loss claims increased 84% from 2010 through 2012.
  • For most Oklahoman’s, this statistic might surprise you.  Texas was the top state reporting hail damage claims totaling 320,823.
  • In June 2012 alone, Colorado residents reported over a 1 billion dollars worth of hail damage claims.
  • 2010 closes the year with 467,602 hail loss claims. 2012 closes the year with a staggering  861,597  amount of hail loss claims.  With a difference of 381, 445 hail loss claims. Wow.
  • Between 2010 and 2012 – March, April, May, June and  July were the most active months for hail loss claims with April being the overall leader reporting, on average, 160, 206 hail loss claims filed and July comes in last with 57, 001 hail loss claims.
  • Top 10 states reporting hail damage claims, in order from the most to the least, are Texas, Missouri, Kansas, Colorado, Oklahoma, Illinois, Tennessee, Indiana, Arizona and Kentucky.
  • Texas reported a total of 320, 823 hail loss claims between 2010 and 2013.
  • There were 1,931,110 hail loss claims made between 2010 and 2012. 485,730 of those claims were Auto Hail Damage Claims.

2010 – 2012 Oklahoma Hail Loss Claim Facts

  • Hail loss claims for Oklahoma in 2010 was 41,448. In 2011,  24,147. In 2012, 48,573. Total hail loss claims filed in the state of Oklahoma between 2010 and 2012 was 114,168.
  • Between 2010 and 2012, Oklahoma filed 6% of all hail damage claims in the US.
  • A May 2010, 2 major hailstorms separated by less than a week caused damage to large portions of the Oklahoma City metropolitan area. Damages from the first storm caused an estimated $595 million (USD) damage, and the second storm was expected to be around the same, totaling around $1 billion in damages.  (source-wikipedia)
  • In 1935 in Ponca, Oklahoma,  there was a reporting of 8 inch hail! (This fact isn’t between 2010 and 2012 but we thought it was a notable fact).
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