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Severe storm hits Grafton…hail smashes city

The severe hail storm which swept through Grafton last Saturday caused significant damage to homes and cars. 

Members and guests of the South Grafton Bowls Club were enjoying their Christmas party when the storm hit around lunch time.

“It was quite a spectacle and unfortunately some of our vehicles were damaged,” said Mal Myers.

Saturday’s ‘Head of the Clarence River’ rowing regatta was one of the victims of the storm, with a number of expensive boats suffering hail damage (see separate report).

Geoff Wicks from Clarence Coast Motors said that the majority of cars that were exposed to hail at the dealership did receive minor damage, but at the end of the day they will all be discounted to be sold quickly, so it can also be a big win for our customers.

For those unfortunate enough to have sustained damage in the storm, Benny’s Smash Repairs have organised their PDR tech’s and will be taking bookings for quotes and arranging emergency glass replacement if required. You can call them on 6642 2322 to arrange a time for them to look at your vehicle.