Boston — CDS Business Mapping LLC, a provider of online hazard mapping, has released a list of the top 10 hail-prone areas with populations exceeding 50,000. The list is based on the RiskMeter Online’s Hail Model, which predicts the frequency of hailstorms for any location in the continental United States.

In 2007 alone, there were more than 12,000 hailstorms in the United States. In addition, according to Swiss Re, seven out of the top 20 most costly insurance losses of 2006 were hail related.

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