25 years ago, Winnipeg was hit with the worst hailstorm in the city's history

On July 16, 1996, a Winnipeg storm brought hailstones up to 70 mm in diameter. Manitoba Public Insurance received 24,500 claims for hail damaged vehicles, the single largest catastrophic event in the corporation's history.

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