The Insurance Council of Australia (ICA) has declared a Catastrophe following storms that caused extensive hail damage across south-eastern Queensland on 17 November. Hailstones the size of cricket balls smashed windscreens and damaged buildings in storm pockets that stretched from the Sunshine coast to the Gold coast.
As of Friday insurers had received 11,199 motor vehicle claims (out of 13,870 total claims), with losses of about $120 million.
This is the sixth catastrophe declared this year by the ICA.
In terms of the Queensland repair industry the hailstorm will undoubtedly bring in many work opportunities for those cars not being repaired at specialised hail centres. Many repairers have mixed feelings about hail repairs - what do you think? A welcome boost to business or jobs that disrupt your workflow? Please leave a comment using Disqus.