Hail Events and Damage

Record sized hail

The Hail Storm: Why Here? Why Now?

Hail impacts many communities and industries each year, causing annual economic losses in excess of $1 billion. Hail can occur anywhere in the world; however, the topography and geography of the United States favor the development of tornadoes and strong hail-producing thunderstorms.

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Infographic: Hail Events and Damage

Hail impacts many communities and industries on a yearly basis, producing annual economic losses in excess of $1 billion. In this infographic, discover how hail is formed, its seasonal impacts, and why the Great Plains is the right place when it comes to hail-producing storms.

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Video: Hail Events and Damage

Seventy percent of Nebraska hail events occur from May to July, with 30% of those occurring in June. When hail strikes, what do you need to do to make informed decisions to manage your crop for the rest of the season? Find out in this video, the first in a series from Nebraska Extension Hail Know. It offers an overview of damage assessment, insurance coverage, crop recovery, replanting considerations, and cover crops.

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