Roof approvals skyrocket after severely damaging hailstorm
ROCKHAMPTON and Livingstone councils have been inundated with applications for reroofing in the past two months, presumably due to the damage sustained in April's severe hailstorm.
A hailstorm hit Central Queensland on April 19, with some pieces of hail bigger than grapefruits and the size of tennis balls.
Rockhampton Regional Council has granted 188 reroof approvals between April 19 and June 30.
This compares to six in the same period in 2019.
Rockhampton Regional Council homeowners need council approval to replace more than 20 per cent of a roof.
At Livingstone Shire Council, there were 171 reroof lodgements during the same period.
From April 19 to June 30 in 2019 there were 15 reroof approvals.
RACQ received almost 1000 insurance claims related to the hailstorm.