Heavy storm damage as
Mother Nature Raises the Roof
Joe Hecks house, garge and quonset north of Bodo suffered severe damage. ©Provost News Photo
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Two storms late Monday night August 11 slammed into houses, grain bins, barns, automobiles and crops causing severe wind and hail damage in the Cadogan, Provost, Bodo, Macklin, Denzil, Salvador areas stopping a mile from Cactus Lake, Sask.
Macklin appears to have been hit the hardest with confirmation that virtually every house had hail damage. There are 500 houses in Macklin and 150 businesses. Administrator for the Town of Macklin, Kim Gartner told The News that not a building was spared damage. Windows were smashed and there was also damage inside buildings from hail and glass.
Wilf Fleck of Flecks Insurance in Macklin said that all autos in town that were not in a garage were damaged. Of the damage throughout town Fleck said that he had no idea on the monetary loss noting that appraisals would first have to be done.
The storm at Macklin appeared strongest at about midnight for 15 to 20 minutes. Plastic siding was also broken by golf ball sized hail stones. An earlier storm hit the rural Macklin area at 9:30 p.m.
Barry Livingston of Provost Glass and Door said that there were only a handful of houses in Macklin without broken windows.