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Sun still shines after hail storm

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  |  Posted: Thursday, Aug 14, 2014 11:28 am

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The hail storm of Aug. 7 caused millions of dollars worth of damage and was classified as a catastrophic event by the Insurance Bureau of Canada. See stories on pages 1, 3, 4 and 13.

The golf-ball-sized hailstones broke windows of cars and homes, destroyed siding, dented vehicles, mangled roofs and even injured animals stuck out in the fast-approaching deluge.

Thankfully no people were injured in the storm, but for those who lost property, it can be very costly and frustrating.

However, what we saw in the hours and days after the storm was not frustration and despair, it was residents rolling up their sleeves and helping each other out.

Whether it was helping neighbours clean up branches and debris like Mayor Peter Brown, Deputy Mayor Allan Hunter and Economic Development Team Lead Kent Rupert did or giving your coworker a ride to the office while their car was in the shop, people were doing everything they could to give each other a hand.

It is true what they say, unfortunate events bring people together and once again Airdrie has shown itself to be a community that comes together time and time again for the greater good.

Residents we spoke to even took a humourous approach to the aftermath of the storm, saying the siding on their homes look like Swiss cheese.

Thank you Airdrie for once again proving that what doesn’t kill us only makes us stronger.


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