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Hail Safety

Severe thunderstorms can produce destructive hail and damaging winds, even without a tornado. Follow the tornado safety rules*, especially when a storm contains very large hail and/or violent winds. Hail causes nearly $1 billion in damage to property and crops each year, nationwide.

Large Hail Safety Tips:

"Large Hail" is hail that is larger than 3/4 inch in diameter. If you are…

...in an automobile:

...in a building:

...outdoors:

More Questions and Answers About Hail

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