Jun 4, 2010 1:23 PM by Greg Boyce

Hail damage last week estimated at $70 million

The Rocky Mountain Insurance Information Association reports $70 million in damage from a hail and windstorm that hit Colorado last week.

So far, approximately 13,600 auto and homeowners insurance claims filed.  The storm included baseball-sized hail and high winds that damaged homes and cars around Brighton, Commerce City and other communities in the northeast metro area.  Pueblo saw some hail damage, though nothing to compare with a storm that hit Pueblo last summer.  This is a preliminary estimate that may change as people continue to file claims.

"This storm is just round one of severe weather season in Colorado, as we enter into what is really considered the peak hail and tornado months of June and July," says Carole Walker, Executive Director of the Rocky Mountain Insurance Information Association. "It's much like a tornado siren warning us to take steps to protect ourselves and our personal property."




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