Damaging hail storm creates business for some - KOTA Territory News

Damaging hail storm creates business for some



Severe storms pelted KOTA Territory over the weekend including a damaging hail storm in Rapid City.

Hail up to two inches or roughly the size of golf balls fell from the skies causing damage around town.

Dave Raml with State Farm in Rapid City says they've seen a significant amount of claims so far Monday.

He says there have been a few claims involving damage to roofs, however most of them were cars.

Raml says the volume of claims is so high they had to postpone all other work.

"We've had to put everything else today on the back burner and focus on people that really need us right now," says Raml. 

Also feeling the effects of the hail damage are numerous repair shops around Rapid City.

Jody Crawford, Owner of Dents Plus says they will be busy for months.

He says they can repair a few cars a day, and have a long line to get through.

"We've been getting calls non-stop, it's been crazy and insane," says Crawford. 

Crawford warns people watch out for non-credible hail repairs from out of town showing up soon, and to stick with local body shops for guarenteed work.



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