Damage from Alberta hail storm pegged at $450M

The aftermath of a storm in Glennifer Lake. Courtesy of Boni Trip

CALGARY – The Insurance Bureau of Canada says hail storms in the Calgary area last month totalled about $450 million in insured damage.

The city of Airdrie might have seen the biggest damage on Aug. 7 and Aug. 8, due to heavy rain and hail as big as golf balls.

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Damage was also seen in an area stretching from Calgary up to Red Deer and Rocky Mountain House.

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Officials say Alberta has been hardest hit by the increasing frequency and severity of storms across the country, with about $4 billion in damages being noted in the province since 2011.



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