TOP TEN STATES FOR HOMEOWNERS INSURANCE LIGHTNING LOSSES BY NUMBER OF CLAIMS, 2013
Rank State Number of paid claims Insured losses ($ millions) Average cost per claim
1 Georgia 11,184 $56.0 $5,007
2 Texas 6,419 54.2 8,436
3 North Carolina 5,711 34.1 5,965
4 Louisiana 5,547 21.6 3,902
5 Alabama 5,199 34.8 6,702
6 Pennsylvania 4,483 22.4 4,987
7 Tennessee 4,317 23.2 5,381
8 South Carolina 4,011 23.1 5,755
9 Ohio 3,942 17.1 4,344
10 Illinois 3,849 25.6 6,646
Source: Insurance Information Institute, State Farm®.