Repair bill to reach $1 billion after Queensland’s biggest hailstorm in 6 years

Insurance claims are flooding in, following the massive hail storm that battered the southeast over the weekend.

RACQ reports over 2,500 claims have been lodged since Saturday afternoon’s storms, with thousands of homes seeing giant hailstones and very heavy rain.

The repair bill is already tipped to hit the $1 billion mark, from what the RACQ has dubbed the state’s worst hail storm in six years.


RACQ’s Lucinda Ross told Sunrise it’s still far too early to tell how bad the damage has been.

“We’ve got homes that are unliveable, many thousands of cars that will be written off, and this is the worst hail storm we’ve seen since November 14.

“That hail storm cost insurers $1.5 billion, but it’s still far too early to tell what this one is going to cost.

“We’ve already had more than 2,500 thousand claims for damage, and that’s split between home sand vehicles.

“But about 65 percent of those claims are for car damage, and we do expect those numbers to rise in the days to come, Ms Ross said.

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