June storm that slammed Red Deer caused over $30M in insured damage

June storm that slammed Red Deer caused over $30M in insured damage

A severe storm that swept through central Alberta during the third week of June resulted in more than $30 million in insured damage, the Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) reported Monday.READ MORE: Red Deer under local state of emergency after severe thunderstorm, power outagesOn June 20, a low-pressure system caused severe thunderstorms in parts of central Alberta, including Red Deer, Innisfail and Pine Lake. Story continues below

The storms brought hail and winds clocked at more than 100 km/h.READ MORE: Severe weather knocks down trees, causes power outages in central Alberta The violent winds knocked down trees, damaging buildings, vehicles, and left thousands of Red Deer properties without power.At the height of the power outage, nearly 35 per cent of the city was without electricity.The storm, and the damage it left in its wake, prompted Red Deer to declare a local state of emergency.READ MORE: Red Deer storm aftermath: $150K in costs so far; 400 properties still without power “Severe storms have been happening more often and with greater intensity across Alberta,” IBC western vice-president Bill Adams said.“It is important that Canadians understand their insurance policies and what’s covered. It’s also essential to have an emergency preparedness plan and know what to do when bad weather strikes.”WATCH: Sylvan Lake, Alta. residents capture extent of storm damage and powerful windsThe IBC’s member companies make up 90 per cent of Canada’s property and casualty insurance market.
Weather does damage in Red Deer Tuesday, June 20, 2017.Lindsay Sloan, Global News

Downed trees at the Bower Ponds park near downtown Red Deer, Alta. June 21, 2017. Dave Carels, Global News

The city of Red Deer is cleaning up after hundreds of trees were downed in a wind storm.Doug Vaessen / Global News

Damage on a TD bank from a severe wind storm in Red Deer on Wednesday, June 21, 2017.Courtesy: Mark Cullen

Damage from severe wind storm at a Red Deer store on Wednesday, June 21, 2017.Courtesy: Mark Cullen

Damage on a TD bank from a severe wind storm in Red Deer on Wednesday, June 21, 2017.Courtesy: Sylvia Soloy

Damage on a Gaetz Ave condo from a severe wind storm in Red Deer on Wednesday, June 21, 2017.Courtesy: Sylvia Soloy

Damage on a Gaetz Ave condo from a severe wind storm in Red Deer on Wednesday, June 21, 2017.Courtesy: Sylvia Soloy

Damage on a Gaetz Ave condo from a severe wind storm in Red Deer on Wednesday, June 21, 2017.Courtesy: Sylvia Soloy

More storm damage in Red Deer, where high winds and flying debris caused the glass to shatter and siding to come loose at both the A&W and Mark’s clothing store. Wednesday, June 21, 2017.Dave Carels, Global News

More storm damage in Red Deer, where high winds and flying debris caused the glass to shatter and siding to come loose at both the A&W and Mark’s clothing store. Wednesday, June 21, 2017.Dave Carels, Global News

More storm damage in Red Deer, where high winds and flying debris caused the glass to shatter and siding to come loose at both the A&W and Mark’s clothing store. Wednesday, June 21, 2017.Dave Carels, Global News

More trees damaged in Red Deer, Alta. by Tuesday’s storm. Wednesday, June 21, 2017. Dave Carels /Global News

More trees damaged in Red Deer, Alta. by Tuesday’s storm. Wednesday, June 21, 2017. Dave Carels, Global News

Shingles blown off the roof of the Willow Estates condo building in in Red Deer, Alta. Wednesday, June 21, 2017. Courtesy: Stéphane Aylwin

Downed trees in the Parkvale neighbourhood in Red Deer, Alta. Wednesday, June 21, 2017. Dave Carels, Global News

Downed trees in the Parkvale neighbourhood in Red Deer, Alta. Wednesday, June 21, 2017. Dave Carels, Global News

Downed trees in the Parkvale neighbourhood in Red Deer, Alta. Wednesday, June 21, 2017. Dave Carels, Global News

Downed trees at the Bower Ponds park near downtown Red Deer, Alta. June 21, 2017. Dave Carels, Global News

Downed trees at the Bower Ponds park near downtown Red Deer, Alta. June 21, 2017. Dave Carels, Global News

Downed trees at the Bower Ponds park near downtown Red Deer, Alta. June 21, 2017. Dave Carels, Global News

Downed trees at the Bower Ponds park near downtown Red Deer, Alta. June 21, 2017. Dave Carels, Global News

Downed trees at the Bower Ponds park near downtown Red Deer, Alta. June 21, 2017. Dave Carels, Global News

Downed trees in Red Deer, Alta. June 20, 2017. Credit: Matt Cullen

Weather causes damage in Red Deer Tuesday, June 20, 2017. Supplied to Global News

Weather causes damage in Red Deer Tuesday, June 20, 2017.Supplied to Global News

Weather causes damage in Red Deer Tuesday, June 20, 2017.Courtesy, Keyana Stotz
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