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28 Jan 2021 15:08
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  •   Home > News > Environment

    A catastrophe has been declared in Queensland, with insurers inundated with hailstorm damage claims

    A catastrophe has been declared in Queensland, with insurers inundated with hailstorm damage claims


    Severe thunderstorms hammered the state's southeast yesterday, dropping tennis ball-sized hail on some areas.

    The Insurance Council of Australia had received over 5000 claims so far, with insured losses estimated at $60 million.

    Motor vehicles make up 60 per cent of the claims to date, while the rest relate to house damage including to roofs, skylights and solar panels.

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