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Kentucky hail storm costs $175 million in losses

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - A major hail storm last month in Kentucky
is estimated to have caused $175 million in insured losses and
damages when balls of ice as large as baseballs battered cars and
homes and knocked out power to thousands.
Verisk Analytics said the estimate of $175 million is only
insured losses and the uninsured damage from the storm would likely
add many millions of dollars to the total cost of the April 28
storm.
Rhonda Sloan, public information officer for the Kentucky
Department of Insurance, told The Courier-Journal
(http://cjky.it/KWXQvs ) that the damage was so severe that
insurance adjusters in Kentucky needed assistance from out-of-state
adjusters to handle the claims.
Kentucky Farm Bureau Insurance by itself had more than $37
million in claims after the storm.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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