Denver residents are all too familiar with the North American Monsoon, which brings afternoon thunderstorms — and often hail — from mid- to late-summer, according to the Desert Research Institute (DRI).
Colorado’s Front Range is in the heart of “Hail Alley,” which receives the highest amount of large hail in the world, according to the Rocky Mountain Insurance Information Association (RMIIA).
Denver residents usually experience three or four catastrophic ($25 million-plus in damage) hailstorms each year, the RMIIA says, adding that Colorado’s 10 most costly hailstorms were centered in the Denver metro area.
It’s not just your house that’s at risk. Here’s what RMIIA and other organizations say you should do to protect your vehicles.
Once the storm has passed, IBHS says that you’ll need to check your vehicle carefully for dents, broken glass and damaged headlights. You should also: