Edmonton storm wreaks $100-million in damage

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

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. A report prepared for the insurance industry projects more unsettled weather including hail, thunderstorms and wild fires.