Hail the size of baseballs leaves its dent on Orange Beach
Social media platforms will filled with evidence of baseball sized hail falling in Orange Beach during an early morning storm on April 10. The storm also brought wind speeds up to 60 miles per hour and four to five inches of rain in less than two hours, but it was the hail, especially in Orange Beach, that caused the most damage. According to the National Weather Service this just the second time since 1950 that four inch hail has hit in South Alabama, leading to more insurance claims for hail damage to cars filed in one day than during all of 2020 across the entire state. State Farm Insurance tweeted that it has received more than 500 hail claims just on Saturday. “A lot of the damage is so significant that we believe some of the cars might be totaled,” said Chris Pilcic, a spokesman for State Farm.