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Edmonton's $100 million July storm


The Canadian Press

August 15, 2012 — Vicious July thunderstorm in Edmonton caused $100M in damage: insurance tracker.

Edmonton street flooded with hail (July 12, 2012)
Edmonton street flooded with hail (July 12, 2012)

An agency that tracks insured losses says last month's big thunderstorm in Edmonton caused damage estimated at more than $100 million. 

Property Claims Services Canada says thousands of insurance claims have been filed since the July 12 storm rolled through the city. 

South Edmonton was hit the hardest. Homes and businesses were flooded, vehicles were submerged on roads and hail the size of quarters caused property damage. 

Heather Mack with the Insurance Bureau of Canada's Alberta branch says it's astonishing how much damage a storm can cause in a short period of time. 

She points to a report prepared for the insurance industry that projects more unsettled weather including hail, thunderstorms and wild fires. 

The Canadian Press

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