Hailstone from Oklahoma
A hailstone collected in Kingfisher, OK measures at nearly 3 inches. Our partners with the Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety (IBHS) conducted field hail studies prior to the historical indoor hail simulation at the IBHS Research Center in South Carolina on February 20, 2013.
Visit www.disastersafety.org to learn more about how this first indoor hail simulation in the world came to be and what you can do to reduce catastrophic damage from hail. State Farm is one of the founding members of IBHS.
The Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS) Research Center is a unique, state-of-the-art, multi-risk applied research and training in Chester County, South Carolina. This facility is a tangible, very public demonstration of the property insurance industry’s deep commitment to reducing and preventing losses that disrupt the lives of millions of home and business owners each year. The scientific research conducted here will influence residential and commercial structural design and construction for decades to come, and will significantly advance building science by enabling researchers to more fully and accurately evaluate various residential and commercial construction materials and systems.