fbpx

Holy Hail: Regina’s summer hailstorm spurs $90 million in claims, 11,000 auto claims

Regina, Saskatchewan ⁠—  An Aug. 31 hailstorm that pummeled the Regina, Sask. area has resulted in 11,004 auto claims, according to Saskatchewan Government Insurance (SGI).

In the city of Regina alone, SGI received 8,390 auto claims. Thus far, total damages calculated will likely cost more than $90 million, says SGI. 

Jonathan Bergen, the owner of Bergen’s Auto Body and Collision Centre, told the Regina Leader Post his business has been dealing not only with huge hail repair demand but also the global parts shortage. 

“We’re doing our best, but we don’t make the parts,” said Bergen.

Bergen said his shop is dealing with a “huge amount” of claims, which his staff is working to get assessed. He’s still taking appointments but is currently scheduling assessments for hail damage in January at the moment.

According to Chuck Rust, owner of Chuck’s Collision in Assiniboia, Sask., Regina is typically not used to such severe hailstorms⁠—prior to a July 2019 storm, the last severe hail seen in Regina was more than 25 years ago. 

“Now we’ve had two significant storms in two years,” he said. “We’re not used to it, that’s for sure.”

Share on facebook
Facebook
Share on twitter
Twitter
Share on linkedin
LinkedIn

Sign-up for the Collision Repair daily e-zine and never miss a story –  SUBSCRIBE NOW FOR FREE!

Related Posts

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

We value our readers and want to make sure that we are putting out content that is relevant to YOU!