Hail claims about average

So far, it’s been an average season when it comes to hail damage, says the Canadian Crop Hail Association.

There have been more than 10,000 claims this year, the association said in an Aug. 31 release. Alberta has about one-quarter of those claims.

“Claims filed in Alberta are currently close to last year’s numbers, but they are above the five-year average for claim payments,” said association president Rick Omelchenko.

Saskatchewan had about 60 per cent of claims so far but it is also around the five-year average. Omelchenko also said claim processing has not been delayed by the pandemic.

“We’ve processed more than half of the claims so far, beating our turnaround time compared to last year,” Omelchenko said.

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