CALGARY-A vicious storm that hit north of Calgary last week has been declared a ‘catastrophe event.’

The Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) says the hailstorms that nailed Airdrie and area on August 7 and 8 caused more than $25 million damage.

…He estimates that 75 per cent of the cars in Airdrie were damaged by hail from the August storms, as well as during a similar storm on July 17…

http://globalnews.ca/news/1502986/airdrie-hail-storm-declared-a-catastrophe-event/

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Alberta gets more hail than anywhere else in Canada, due to the presence of the Rocky Mountains and their role in thunderstorm formation. The nickname “Hail Alley” refers to an area stretching from south of Calgary to north of Red Deer and west of Highway 2 into the foothills.

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