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REPORT: Smith County ranks high in stormiest counties in Texas

REPORT: Smith County ranks high in stormiest counties in Texas

POSTED: Thursday, May 1, 2014 - 12:17pm

UPDATED: Thursday, May 1, 2014 - 12:32pm

Next time your outside during a storm, think twice about staying there! A recent study by Allstate found Smith County has the highest frequency of lightning property damage claims in the past five years.

According to Allstate's ranking, Smith County ranked number one in "Highest Frequency of Lighting Claims 2009-2013 by County" and 12th in "Highest Frequency of Wind and Hail Claims 2009-2013 by County." 

Counties from all over Texas made their top 25 lists demonstrating you aren't really safe anywhere in Texas.

“Texans are exposed to more types of natural disasters than any other state, “said Pam Nichols, an Allstate agent in Midland. “It’s important for families to take precautions to protect themselves and their belongings for Texas-sized severe weather threats. “ 

Allstate collected the data by measuring the frequency of hail and wind and lightning homeowner property claims from 2009-2013 to tally the top 25 counties which all had at least 3500 Allstate policies. 

Below are the final rankings:

Highest Frequency of Wind and Hail Claims 2009-2013 by County 

  1. Midland
  2. El Paso
  3. Dallas
  4. Lubbock
  5. Johnson
  6. Williamson
  7. Hidalgo
  8. Randall
  9. Parker
  10. Denton
  11. Tarrant
  12. Smith
  13. Travis
  14. Bexar
  15. Collin
  16. Bell
  17. Fort Bend
  18. Montgomery
  19. Harris
  20. Webb
  21. Galveston
  22. Nueces
  23. Brazoria
  24. Cameron
  25. Jefferson 

Highest Frequency of Lightning Claims 2009-2013 by County 

  1. Smith
  2. Jefferson
  3. Montgomery
  4. Johnson
  5. Parker
  6. Lubbock
  7. Denton
  8. Collin
  9. Williamson
  10. Brazoria
  11. Dallas
  12. Tarrant
  13. Galveston
  14. Harris
  15. Bell
  16. Fort Bend
  17. Bexar
  18. Travis
  19. Midland
  20. Randall
  21. Webb
  22. Hidalgo
  23. Nueces
  24. Cameron
  25. El Paso 

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