A sudden and severe thunderstorm that blasted Winnipeg with hail on Monday has forced MPI to open a special claims centre for damaged vehicles.

To date, nearly 1,000 hail claims have been filed, according to Manitoba Public Insurance.

The claim centre will open June 13, at MPI's Bison Service Centre at 15 Barnes St., and be capable of handling 300 appointments daily.

You must have booked an appointment prior to arriving at the claims centre. To report a claim and get an appointment, call  204-985-7000 Monday to Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.