Number of rural hail insurance claims higher than normal

Lisa Goudy
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Trees were uprooted during the fierce wind and hailstorm on the North Shore of Buffalo Pound Lake on Tuesday night.

A fairly strong number of hail insurance claims have come in thanks to the recent storms.

“Occasionally, we’ll get hail early and we’ll get hail late. So for this time of year, I mean, we haven’t seen an early hailstorm around Moose Jaw for a number of years,” said Greg Reidy, chief operating officer at Henderson Hail Agencies Ltd. “There are more claims than there has been in the past three to four years.”

Reidy said exact numbers aren’t being given out, and he has no idea of how severe the damage is in rural areas as the claims have just been reported. Assessment is expected to take place in the next few weeks.

However, Rebecca Rogoschewsky, the manager of media relations at SGI, said provincially there haven’t been as many claims as there is typically at this point in the season.

“We’re not anywhere near last year’s level, but again, it’s only the second week of July,” said Rogoschewsky. “Most people don’t file (claims) right away.”

For more information, see an upcoming edition of the Times-Herald.

Organizations: Henderson Hail Agencies, SGI, Times-Herald

Geographic location: Moose Jaw

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