A one of a kind research center in rural South Carolina conducts elaborate, man-made natural disasters in order to learn how to better prepare your home for severe storms. Here is a look at very detailed hail testing and what researchers hope to learn from the destruction they caused.
On our WJLA Severe Weather Special and in a previous blog, I showed cutting edge research regarding high wind tests at the Insurance Institute of Business and Home Safety (IBHS). Below is a look at a unique man-made hail storm intended to cause damage in order to better understand how to protect you and your home. It took the engineers at IBHS over a year and a half just to formulate the most realistic hailstone. Learn more and see the damage for yourself, here: