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The Price of Hail

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Last week’s hail and wind storm—which sent golf-ball-size hail flying from the sky, damaging cars and roofs, breaking windows, and leaving a path of uprooted trees in the Denver area—could be Colorado’s second most expensive storm ever. The price tag is at least $350 million in terms of damage, according to figures released yesterday by the Rocky Mountain Insurance Information Association (via The Denver Post). More than 52,000 claims were filed. The costliest storm in the state’s history occurred on July 11, 1990 with a price tag of $625 million, the equivalent of $1 billion dollars today. The Denver Business Journal has a list of the top 10 priciest storms in Colorado history. Meanwhile, the intensive care unit of Broomfield’s Birds of Prey Foundation is still hard at work trying to help birds that were injured in the storm recover, according to Boulder’s Camera.

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