Arizona Hail Storm Damage Tally up to $15 Million

February 9, 2011

Damage from last October’s hail storm is costing the Maricopa County, Ariz., government and taxpayers millions.

Officials say the storm that dumped large hail in some areas damaged about 450 county-owned vehicles.

Some vehicles had cracked and broken windshields. The county says others had damaged and dented hoods and mirrors on cars, buses, vans and forklifts.

The county says the cost of repairs will be partially picked up by insurance carriers but tens of thousands of dollars in repair costs will be passed on to taxpayers.

The Arizona Republic reports the county estimates total real-property damage costs from the Oct. 5 storm range from $15 million to $20 million.

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