Insurance claims already filed after Wednesday's hail

BRIDGETON, Mo. - From west county to north county, hail pounded many neighborhoods Wednesday afternoon, and insurance companies say they're already getting calls.

If your car is dinged up from hail or you suspect roof damage, you'll want to call your insurance agent to find out what your options are and arrange for a damage inspection.

Golf ball-size hail covered a street in Wellston, and hail that size can do serious damage to a roof of a car, according to insurance agent Clayton McGowan.

"We had one hail claim, already today. It took, I think, a minute or two to generate, you know, 50 or more dents on somebody's car. It's not really that uncommon for that kind of damage to actually even total out a vehicle," he said.

McGowan says your deductible amount will often determine whether you file an insurance claim, and your insurance agent can help you make that decision.


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