The damage from Monday’s hailstorm was severe and widespread in the Denver metro area, breaking out windows at a university, flooding sections of a hospital and shattering windshields and pummeling roofs on scores of cars. But was the storm destructive enough to make it on to the top 10 list of Colorado’s most damaging hailstorms?
Source: Rocky Mountain Insurance Information Assoc.
“We’re still in a ‘wait and see’ mode,” said Carole Walker, executive director of the Rocky Mountain Insurance Information Association, which tallies the financial cost of storms and natural disasters in Colorado. “But any time we start using sports terms — gold ball, tennis ball or baseball sized — we’re concerned that it’s a catastrophic event.”
A quick scroll through Twitter on Monday turned up plenty of photos from in and around Denver of hailstones that meet those oft-used size comparisons, and a National Weather Service meteorologist confirmed that the largest piece of falling ice reported was 2¾ inches in diameter. It landed near Lutheran Medical Center in Wheat Ridge.
“We got a lot of hail — and it was big and it was ugly,” said Sarah Ellis, a spokeswoman for Lutheran. “The water damage in the hospital was the main damage we had.” Read the full story here…
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