Last month’s prairie storms caused $50M in insured damages

The warm, humid air mass caused a small tornado near Ponoka, Alta.

The thunderstorms that swept across the prairies between June 28 and 30 caused $50 million in insured damages, according to the IBC.

The storms were caused by a warm and humid air mass, that also triggered heavy rain and flooding, strong winds, hail in Ototoks, Alta. and a small tornado near Ponoka, Alta.

“Storms like this bring the message home that we are seeing more extreme weather events and resulting damage to property,” said Bill Adams, Vice-President, Western and Pacific, IBC.

 

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