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SC insurance institute tests power of hail storms

Posted February 20, 2013

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— The Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety in Richburg, S.C., has developed a special test to study damage from hail storms.

They built special hail cannons to fire nearly 10,000 custom-made hail stones between 1 and 2 inches in diameter at a model home.

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The damage helps the institute develop engineering tips for building a stronger and safer home.

Watch different angles of the hail storm demonstrations:

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