Hail storm did millions in damage in parts of metro Denver

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LITTLETON, Colo. -- A little more than a year following the “1,000-Year Flood” southeast metro Denver was dumped on during a major downpour that could have even had a bit of a micro-burst thrown in for good measure.

“For about 20 minutes, things were like a battle zone,” said Andy Solomon. “Windows and skylights blew out, fences and siding were damaged and all the while the storm fired hail the size of ping-pong balls at everything on the ground.”

Insurance providers suggest getting an adjuster scheduled to come out and estimate damage … they even say take images of damage just to be on the safe side.

At Arapahoe Hyundai, more than 600 cars sustained damage … the plan is to have them appraised and discounted with savings getting passed on to customers.

“We had $7 million in damages done in 70 seconds,” said GM Ray Saccomano. “Our cars are fine mechanically, they just took some hits on the outside, but the warranty is still 100,000 miles and 10 years.”

An initial damage estimate from the storm has been put at around $25 million according to some local insurance experts.


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