Hail Hail from recent spring storm. Bloomington, IL, 13 March 2018 | 04:44 PM America/Chicago Top Ten States for Hail Damage - Homeowners There are approximately 3,000 hailstorms annually in the United States. Hail storms often occur with thunderstorms, tornadoes, and other wind events and can cause millions of dollars in property damage to cars and homes. Pin It Top 10 States for Paid Hail Claims* If weather conditions are likely to produce hail you can take steps around the home like moving cars, boats, RVs, lawn and patio furniture into a covered area.Personal safety is a number one priority and if you are indoors when a hailstorm hits, stay there. Hail can shatter windows so close drapes, blinds or window shades in an attempt to reduce the amount of broken glass that might blow inside. Stay away from skylights and doors.