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Auto body shops play catch-up after storms

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One KOTA Territory repair shop can't catch a break.

Abra Auto Body and Glass in Rapid City seems to have a constant flow of vehicles that need repairs. Hail damaged cars from the summer of 2011 were added to a waiting list of 250 vehicles that were just finished in July this summer.

And now, a new crop of damaged cars are coming in.

General Manager Ken Shown says people are adapting to the weather when it comes to damaging storms.

"Every year I work on a customer's vehicle twice throughout the summer because we fix it in June, it gets hailed on again in august, we fix it again," said Shown. "Looking back at this season we kind of talked about it and none of us could remember a vehicle over this summer that had occurred."

Shown also says he's seeing  multiple claims due to wind damage; everything from claims of shingles hitting cars, to trampolines hitting cars.

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518 St. Joseph St.
Rapid City, SD 57701

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