Insurance companies have reported increased demand from customers making claims after a hailstorm battered parts of Canberra the night before Australia Day.
The capital is still mopping up after the storm that generated more than 500 calls for help to emergency services and put two Tuggeranong women in hospital.
The deluge passed over as Australian of the Year Awards were announced at Parliament House, saturating those who had turned out to watch.
A spokeswoman for NRMA Insurance said the company had received 1034 claims for homes and 435 claims for cars damaged in the Monday storm.
The most common claims related to skylights and house roofs.
The Isabella Plains area was hardest hit by the hailstorm, the spokeswoman said, with people in the suburb making 229 claims as of Thursday.
People took to social media to share photos and videos of hail blanketing lawns in white and pelting exposed cars. There were also reports of plants and gardens not surviving the storm.
The posts showed Bonython and Calwell were also hit hard.
A spokeswoman for AAMI insurance, which had also experienced increased demand, said it was important any damage was reported as soon as possible, with more storms forecast later this week.
"It's easy to underestimate the level of damage, and what starts out as a few missing tiles could turn into a bigger problem without the proper protective measures," the spokeswoman said.
"The sooner customers lodge their claim, the sooner we can help and determine what steps need to be taken to secure, protect and repair their home."
To date, most of the claims the company has received have been hail-damaged cars and roofs, and homes damaged by water coming through the roof.
The Insurance Council of Australia said the organisation did not yet have an estimate of the value of claims from Thursday's storm.
A spokesman for the council said insurers expect severe storms at this time of year and "have not received an unusual number of claims", but they are monitoring the situation.
"Policyholders who have experienced damage should contact their insurer as soon as possible to seek guidance on lodging a claim and on any assistance available through their policies."
The Bureau of Meteorology has forecast a high likelihood of rain in Canberra over the weekend, and the chance of a thunderstorm on Friday and Saturday.