FOX VALLEY AREA REGIONAL NEWS: Calumet County, Fond du Lac County, Outagamie County, Winnebago County

Record-setting hail causes damage across the Fox Valley

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MENASHA, Wis. (WFRV) – The recent hail in the Fox Valley is causing an influx of claims for insurance companies.

Matt Holtebeck, a State Farm Insurance in Appleton, said, “The size of the hailstones were absolutely impressive which causes extraordinary damage to vehicles and roofs and siding, all sorts of soft metals around your home.”

Holtebeck said that they have started to receive a lot of hail-related claims in the days following the storm.

“I know that state farm is sending in additional resources which does indicate that they are expecting high claim volume,” said Holtebeck.

Places like Goss Autobody said they are starting to see hail damage repairs come into their shop but they are planning for even more as insurance claims start to get approved.

Ronald Goss, the Owner of Goss Auto Body said, “Yeah, we’ve seen some cars come in as early as Tuesday.”

He said the level of damage they have seen in the early days has been limited.

“We haven’t seen any real extensive damaged cars,” said Goss. “Generally we’ll do the paintless dent repairs at right around $1000 or less but some of them have broken windshields.”

Auto body shops in the area bring in specialists to pop out the dents from the inside of the car, which they said is considerably cheaper than other repairs that require repainting the vehicle.

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