MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Minnesota is ranked fourth in the nation with the highest amount of property damage due to frozen pipes in 2019.

According to State Farm Insurance, Minnesota experienced a total of $12.3 million in frozen pipe damages last year, with an average of $13,000 per insurance claim.

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Ranked above Minnesota were Illinois with $45.6 million, New York with $23.9 million and Michigan with $23.3 million in damages.

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Many homeowners could be threatened with property dangers from the arctic-like temperatures hitting Minnesota this week.

If you do lose your water supply, the first thing you should do is call your city.

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State Farm recommends these tips for preventing frozen pipes:

  • Let warm water drip overnight.
  • Insulate exposed water pipes.
  • Seal cracks and gaps that could bring in cold air with insulation.
  • Keep your thermostat set above 55 degrees Fahrenheit.