Canadian Underwriter

Hail Claims Exceed 5-Year Average

September 30, 2007   by

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Saskatchewan’s hail claims have surpassed the other Prairie provinces and are about 10 per cent higher than the province’s five-year average, according to the Canadian Crop Hail Association’s hail report,

Farmers from the communities of Reward, North Battleford, Meota, Cut Knife, Unity, Wilkie, Cudworth, Wakaw, Melville, Canora, Kuroki, Kamsack and Yorkton filed claims as a result of a series of storms that hit the area between Sept. 6 and 9, pushing the provincial tally to more than 13,700 for the year.

In Alberta, approximately 4,500 hail claims have been made, and in Manitoba approximately 5,000 claims have been made, Saskatchewan Press reports.

The association also reported a higher loss per claim.

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