Over 300 hail damage claims expected from last week’s severe storm near Ituna

Hail storm activity in Saskatchewan for the first half of September is described as moderate with minor to heavy crop damage.

The president of the Canadian Crop Hail Association, Rick Omelchenko, says there were over 530 prairie hail claims in the first two weeks of this month, with about two-thirds from Saskatchewan.

He says the biggest storm in this province centred on Ituna, northeast of Regina, last Wednesday.

Omelchenko says the storm also affected the communities of Lipton, Leross, Yorkton, Kamsack and Pelly.

Omelchenko says marble size hail caused total loss in some fields, particularly around Ituna, 135 kilometers northeast of Regina.

He estimates there will be over 300 claims in east central Saskatchewan from last weeks storm.

More from 620 CKRM