Residents of Alberta have experienced a large number of weather-related claims in recent years, accounting for a large part of the total national damages. The frequency and severity of storms in Alberta has been trending upwards for decades now. Just last August, we had a hail storm hit the Calgary area that caused an estimated $450 million in damages.
The U.S. National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration estimates hail causes over a billion in damage to crops and property annually, which are major weather events that are nothing new to Albertans. According to CBC News, insurance claims resulting from the recent hail storm that pounded the Airdrie area could top 100 billion. Comprehensive coverage provided by your Calgary auto insurance