bodybuilders in the South West overwhelmed by hail damage


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I.Delion, A.Brogat, O.Combe, D.Breysse, N.Trau – France 2

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Due to hailstorms, bodybuilders have to deal with an ever-increasing demand for repairs. This is the case in the South Westin Pau in the Pyrénées-Atlantiques, Friday June 24th.

In Pau (Pyrenees-Atlantiques)cars with windows shattered by hail arrive continuously at a windshield repairer. Customers all describe the same damage. “There was hailthe hailstones were as big as pétanque balls, so it shattered the whole windshield, plus a hole in the fender of the car“, Explain Eliza Pesandisaster. The emergency, to be able to drive, is to replace the windshields.

To find an appointment, it is very complicated. There are queues everywhere, there are expectations everywhere. It’s crazy“, describes Mark Verquerestricken. At a repairer in Pau, to get an appointment, you have to wait four to five days. But it all depends on the vehicle model. The hail has done so much damage that suppliers can no longer keep up. In all body shops, damaged vehicles are waiting to be repaired. Glass breakage is covered by insurance. For the other works, you have to wait for the visit of the experts and the estimate of the cost, which can go up very quickly.

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