Several storm systems so far this year have produced punches of destructive hail, and the impact is being felt by thousands of car, home and business owners.
So far this spring, large hail has taken its toll in parts of Missouri, Texas and Nebraska, causing millions of dollars in damage.
Most hail is small, usually less than two inches in diameter. But even small hail can cause damage. Larger hailstones can fall at speed of 100 mph or more, wreaking havoc and leading to millions of dollars in insurance claims.
Hail can occur in any strong thunderstorm, which means hail is a threat everywhere. When it hits, it can shred roof coverings and lead to water damage to your ceilings, walls, floors, appliances and personal possessions.