The State Emergency Service (SES) reported they had received call-outs to 134 houses on Tuesday night as the strong storm ravaged through the Greater Brisbane.
After the race came to a close, Tim Declercq a Deceuninck-QuickStep rider shared a photo of his seriously injured back with scary red welts of where the huge hailstones pelted him.
When driving through a hailstorm, some people are fond of sheltering under a bridge, but that’s really a bad idea unless that’s the only option.
The storms, which are unpredictable and happen anywhere, anytime of the year but common in September through to March, sometimes generate huge hailstones that cause extensive damage to property, leaving it in need of costly repairs.
A golf ball sized hailstone falls at a speed that is comparable to the same baseball being thrown from a league pitcher at nearly 100mph, according to the National Severe Storms Laboratory (NSSL).
Insurance claims are coming in fast after the monstrous hailstorm that pelted through Central Queensland on Sunday, with the State Emergency Services (SES) warning that the damage could take months to repair.
Most roof damages start as a minor dent or crack to shingles before worsening especially when the weather turns severe.
One of the common questions homeowners often ask our crew is, “Can pea-sized hailstones damage a roof?” The answer is yes. Even the tiniest hail impact can cause a roof leak or problems that compromise the ultimate safety and value of your roof.
Various parts of Australia are now more prone to hailstorm events and it’s necessary that you choose a suitable insurance policy to ensure you are fully protected against such events in future.
Hail, for instance, is a destructive weather event that results in losses amounting to billions of dollars every year. A forward thinking homeowner should anticipate possible threats of hail and put measures in place to mitigate any possible damage to your roof and home.