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Insurance News: Last Week's Northern Colorado and Denver-Metro Area Hailstorms Carry $276.4 Million Insurance Price Tag
June 28, 2018- Thousands of Denver-Metro and Northern Colorado residents have spent the past week cleaning up and meeting with insurance adjusters after two days of wild weather on June 18-19 pounded vehicles and roofs-causing wide-spread damage that pelted the area with golf and baseball-sized hail. The storm caused an estimated $276.4 million in insured losses resulting from approximately 49,600 auto and homeowners insurance claims filed so far. The preliminary damage estimate includes 38,300 car insurance claims adding up to more than $191.6 million and 11,300 property insurance claims at more than $84.8 million. The estimate ranks this storm as the state's 8th most expensive hailstorm.
"This is yet another reminder from Mother Nature of why Colorado is ranked #2 in the Nation for hail insurance claims," says Carole Walker, Executive Director of the Rocky Mountain Insurance Information Association. "The size and amount of hail that battered counties throughout the Front Range is unfortunately part of a pattern of catastrophic events the state has been experiencing during the past several years, so we need to be financially prepared for the unexpected-check your insurance to know what it covers, what it doesn't and how much protection you have when you need it the most."
No Roof Scams Campaign: A group of nonprofit, government and business organizations are working together to fight roofing contractor fraud in Colorado with a new public education campaign called No Roof Scams.
The campaign's goal is to sound an alarm during severe weather season about the spike in roofing fraud and arm Colorado homeowners with information to protect themselves against being victimized by roofing scams. Help us spread the word by using #NoRoofScams and sharing anti-fraud advice, resources and messages. www.bbb.org/denver/hail
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