By Kristine Yousif
What is hail?
Hail is a pellet of frozen rain which falls in showers from thunderstorm clouds. An average hailstorm is between 5 millimeters to 1.5 inches in Michigan.
When and where is it most likely to happen?
Hail is most likely to happen in the spring, summer, and fall. It is expected to happen mostly between May and September. The top 3 states for hail damage are Texas, Kansas and Oklahoma.
Hail in Michigan?
In the metro-Detroit area the biggest hail was found in Clinton Township and measured at 1.5 inches. In Macomb county there have been 31 reported hailstorms since 2004. In Royal Oak there have been 40 reported hailstorms from 2004 with 16 all from 2012.
How to protect yourself?
Stay indoors and away from glass doors, windows or any breakable glass. Make sure, beforehand, that your car is in a safe place and covered from the outdoor weather conditions.
What to do after a bad hailstorm?
Call a professional to check your roof for shingle damage or any other roofing issues. The rock-hard hail is very damaging to roofs. Shingles can be torn off during a hail storm. If your roof is damaged Atex will come and assess it, along with a free estimate and free consultation. At Atex we are known for our roofing repairs and replacements.
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