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A single storm cause nearly$ 100 Million of damage in Alberta



30 August 2019 13:30

A hail storm occurred in Edmonton, Alberta on 2 August last, has caused 90 million dollars ($M) in insured losses, according to data compiled by the company Catastrophe Indices and Quantification (CatIQ) and reported by the insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC).

More specifically, the damages representing$ 46.9 Million in automobile insurance, 39.5 Million$ in property insurance and$ 3.4 Million in insurance enterprises.

The storm began with heavy rain, followed by thunderstorms and winds that reached a speed of 91 km / h, relates the TRAY. The hailstones have damaged the driveways and cars in the west end of Edmonton and in the cities of Spruce Grove and Stony Plain. Agricultural fields have also been affected in the north-west of Edmonton.

“The weather can cause headaches for homeowners, and cost considerably to insurers, governments and Albertans,” said Celyeste Power, vice-president of the western region for the TRAY.

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