October 25, 2016 4:45 pm

July storm caused $22 million worth of damage in Moose Jaw

A severe thunderstorm that swept through Moose Jaw in July caused more than $71 million worth of damage, the Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) reported Tuesday.

Yaz Lemieux
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A severe thunderstorm that swept through Moose Jaw in July caused more than $71 million worth of damage, the Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) reported Tuesday.

More than 5,000 claims were filed after large hail fell on the evening of July 22 that damaged vehicles, windows, houses and other property.

“The prairies experience more hail each year than almost any other part of Canada,” said Bill Adams, Vice-President, Western and Pacific, IBC said in a statement.

“It is important that Canadians understand their insurance policies and what’s covered. It’s also essential to have an emergency preparedness plan and know what to do before, during and after bad weather strikes.”

The north end of the Friendly City was the hardest hit by the storm.

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