Insurance data compiled by AMA Insurance has revealed that 51% of all storm-related damage in Canada since 2010 has occurred in Alberta.
Since 2010, Alberta has incurred about $5 billion of insurance damage involving storms.
Collecting data from insurance providers, AMA also reported that 66% of Canada’s major hailstorms happen in the province. The most severe hail event on record occurred in August 2010, which caused almost $400 million in damages.
Vishnu Singh, AMA Insurance director of marketing for insurance services, urged people to protect their vehicles and property whenever a storm hits.
“You want to make sure you go underground or find a parkade,” Singh told Global News in an interview. “The kinds of expense to a vehicle is, on average, $5,000 for a hail claim.”
The insurance company has also suggested that people should enable weather alerts on their phones, allowing them to better prepare for extreme weather events and prevent further losses.