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A thunderstorm swept across southern Alberta Monday, prompting Environment Canada to issue thunderstorm warnings and watches.
The Heritage Day storm had officials warning of heavy rain and possible hail. The Calgary Airport was under a lightning advisory for about half an hour.
Thunderstorm watches and warnings were issued for much of southern and central Alberta, moving from west to east with the storm.
“Environment Canada meteorologists are tracking a severe thunderstorm capable of producing dime to nickel size hail and heavy rain,” according to Environment Canada. “Remember, severe thunderstorms can produce tornadoes.”
Severe hail storm dents cars, surprises residents with large ice pellets in Oregon, USA
The National Weather Service’s Saturday evening forecast for Bend called for lightning, gusty winds, heavy rain and occasional hail.
No kidding. In fact, maybe the forecast should have read, “occasional, quick and Giganto-size hail.”
Shortly after 5 p.m., the Central Oregon city was warm and sunny and then all hell broke loose.
The good news for Bend residents, who have been living through so-called “fire weather” with thunderstorms and lightning strikes during the past two days, is that the skies are expected to clear up and calm down, with temperatures falling to the lower 60s after midnight.
Astonishing severe storm wrecks havoc in Luther Forest Park, Malta, NY, USA
Thursday’s storms brought down trees in Malta, and destroyed one man’s brand new car.
The storm hit just after 1 p.m., bringing hail, heavy rain and wind to the Luther Forest Park.
Craig Randall, A GLOBALFOUNDRIES employee, came out to find his car and his employee’s, destroyed.
He just bought the Kia three months ago and made a payment Thursday – the same day as the storms.
While he says the storm was bad, he wasn’t expecting this.
“We were actually joking around saying we saw the hail. I go, ‘Oh man, I wonder if they cover hail dents. I never expected this at all,’” said Craig Randall.
While NewsChannel 13 was there, another tree fell.
That one, however, was cut down.
As for Randall, he says his insurance company is helping out and has him set up in a rental car.
Gigantic hail damages homes & cars in Clay County, Kentucky, USA
Many living in the Big Creek section of Clay County are counting their losses. This after high winds and softball size hail that damaged homes and cars across the region on Sunday.
Charles Collett has lived in Big Creek for years. But he tells me the hail that fell on Sunday was the worst he has ever seen.
“It was loud. You could not hear yourself talk from it hitting the tin roof. It was softball size hail,” said Collett.
The storm left holes in his roof and dents on his car.
“I was amazed by how big it was and then I got to thinking that our vehicles was destroyed,” said Collett.
Two older cars in a nearby field suffered the worst damage.
Bill Gorman Jr. with the Hazard Insurance Group has advice for folks dealing with storm damaged property.
“It is good to take photos of any damage that you might have and then try to protect what has been damaged until the insurance adjuster can get there,” said Gorman.
Gorman said hail, as well as high wind and water damage, are covered under most home owner’s policies. But there is one big catch.
“In order for it to be covered it has to be what we call sudden and accidental. So yesterday if there was damage to the roof because of that particular storm, it would be covered,” said Gorman.
He adds that the same can not be said for damage occurring over a long period of time. Gorman tells us it is best to have pictures or video of your property the way it is. That way, if it is damaged, your insurance agent has something to compare it to.