A series of hailstorms that hit the St. Louis area in April have been ranked among the costliest in U.S. history. A company that tracks insured property losses places the cost for those storms at about 1.6 billion dollars from around 245,500 claims.

The Weather Service says that would make it the second most costly hailstorm in the nation’s history. The costliest also hit the St. Louis area in April, 2001.