Springs’ rainy days better than Denver’s hail

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If you’re tempted to complain about all the rain that’s doused the Pikes Peak region lately, consider that it could be worse.

The Denver Business Journal is reporting that damage from the July 20 hail storm is estimated at $350 million, according to the Rocky Mountain Insurance Information Association.

For perspective, that’s the second costliest warm-weather storm in state history.

Colorado’s most expensive non-winter storm on record in terms of insured damage was a hail storm on July 11, 1990, that caused $625 million in damage.

This time, about 52,400 claims have been filed – 32,900 claims against homeowners’ insurance and 19,500 against auto-insurance policies.

The claims were focused on Lakewood, Wheat Ridge, Arvada and Englewood, the RMIIA said. The most extensive damage was to roofs, windows, vehicles and trees.

Earlier this summer, the stormy week of June 6-15 caused an estimated $161.1 million in damage to property and cars in Aurora, Parker, Centennial and Fort Collins.

One Response to Springs’ rainy days better than Denver’s hail

  1. Colorado Springs Utilities must not like all the rain. It means we’re all using less water and when that happens they don’t make enough money!! Does this mean another rate increase is coming??

    July 28, 2009 at 1:17 pm