Thunderstorms Are Frequent Cause of Property Damage; Covered Under Standard Home and Business Insurance Policies
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NEW YORK, April 18, 2011— While hurricanes tend to make headlines, the destructive force of thunderstorms also causes large scale damage and even death, as evidenced by the severe weather that struck the Mid-Atlantic, Southeast and Gulf Coast states this weekend, noted the Insurance Information Institute (I.I.I).
In fact, over the last three years, the insurance industry paid $30 billion in property claims for thunderstorms, the highest in U.S. history.
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