Hailstorms can come out of nowhere – like that one in early July – leaving you feeling unprepared and worried about potential damage. They may be short-lived, but they can wreak havoc on homes, vehicles and landscaping. And while there is usually not much we can do once the storm has started, there are proactive measures that you can take to help minimize the risk of damage from these surprise storms. The most important thing to remember is to stay out of the storm. Even if you left a window down in the car, it’s not worth the risk of getting hit and injured by the hail.