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.
As of the 22nd of November, insurers have received 15,870 claims, including 11,199 motor vehicle associated claims. Losses have been estimated at a value of $120 million, these numbers are still expected to increase.
The severe storm cells were first detected on the radar for Sunday afternoon in the Somerset and South Burnett region and continued to hit many centres throughout the evening.
A hailstorm impacted communities throughout Southeast Queensland, earlier this week the ICA informed the public that it has been declared a catastrophe.
After the destructive hailstorm in Southeast Queensland over the weekend, there has been an estimated $40 million worth of insurance claims made by Queenslanders with severe car and property damage.
The Insurance Group Australia has obtained more than 548 claims for bushfire associated damages and more than 1718 claims from the Queensland hailstorm.
The Sunshine Coast was especially affected by the hailstorm, reports state that lightening strikes have caused further fires in numerous suburbs.