On Friday, 22 November Silvex, a business located just outside of Piet Retief, suffered severe hail damage losses during the hail storm that hit the area.
The hail damage caused four of their vehicles to be badly damaged because of roofs that gave in on them, one caravan was completely destroyed and six of the roofs on the property caved in under the heavy weight of the hail.
The damages to the owner’s home, which is also located on the property, accumulates to approximately R150 000-00, whilst the total damages amount to approximately R1 200 000-00.
Their garden was also completely destroyed and the hail left almost no plants standing. Fortunately, no one was injured during the storm.