Thursday's wild storms have cost a Queensland family a $AU2 million crop of peaches and nectarines, and they're not insured. The storm that annihilated the Francis family's peach and nectarine orchard came and went in 20 furious minutes. But the squash-ball sized hail it dumped has left the family with losses totalling $AU2 million, a third of the way through what should have been a bumper harvest.
Officials from the agriculture insurance organisation will immediately inspect areas affected by Tuesday’s hailstorms and record damage caused to trees and crops, the agriculture ministry said on Wednesday. After damage is estimated, those affected will be compensated based on what the law provides, it said. Residents of Limassol mountainous areas said that Tuesday’s hailstorms and mudslides dealt the ‘final blow’ to crops.
Increasingly devastating weather phenomena are now threatening even the anti-hail/anti-bug nets. Often, heavy hailstorms damage not only the nets but also break the poles. To avoid this, the European patented V5 system is a type of anti-hail cover characterized by an innovative ice discharge method which prevents the formation of dangerous build-ups on the nets.
Parts of Nashik district received heavy hailstorm resulting in damage to vineyards spread over 200 acres at Devargaon village in Chandvad taluka. The affected vineyards — owned by over 75 farmers — were in flowering and pre-flowering stages, which is a critical period before the plants bear the fruits.
The pepper campaign and the vegetable production in general are not expected to be great in Fresno de la Vega. The hail that fell in late June caused a lot of destruction in many plots, and although many plants have apparently recovered, "the losses will easily reach 70%," said the mayor, Antonio Lozano. On 29 June, a severe storm hit the south of the province, with Fresno de la Vega being one of the most affected municipalities.
Farmers in the Utica, Beaver Crossing and Waco areas are feeling the hard-hitting effects of a hail storm that rolled through Seward County. A meeting was held Aug. 13 in Utica, where area farmers heard a damage presentation by Jenny Rees, the crops and water Extension educator for Seward and York counties. Rees said Aug. 20 that farmers have a few options, but should know what questions to ask their insurance companies.
The storm on Wednesday evening came with wind, heavy rain and hail, causing widespread crop damage, stripping twigs and needles from cedar trees in the canyons. It also left piles of hail that remained southeast and southwest of Maxwell well into Thursday afternoon. There were areas where the storm seemed to unleash the height of its fury. One of those was the home of Rob and Barbara Robinson in Boxelder Canyon southwest of Maxwell.
Hailstorms and heavy rain caused significant damage in the fig gardens of Tire, Izmir, located on western coast of Turkey. The rain continued for 2 days and the growers are asking for government officials to lend a helping hand in recovering from their losses. Grower Tugay Sert: “The economic damage is extensive. Last year I received around 1 ton of products, this year I don’t think I will come close to that number at all.
The prolonged heat and dryness caused gardens, meadows and fields to wither this year. The German Weather Service reports an all-time high precipitation deficit in Germany. Meteorologists see the cause in a blocking, high-pressure area, which has created a stable weather situation with warm and dry air from the south east since April. Apart from this exceptional situation, severe risks for Ostland Dürrweitz AG are formed by thunderstorms and hail in particular.
A tornado touched down near Hillrose, Colo., Sunday evening leaving large swaths of farmland bare and trees stripped of leaves. Damage in the area includes the municipal airport, buildings, vehicles, pivot sprinklers, equipment, and significant losses to crops and some injuries to livestock, although no injuries have been reported.
It’s a sad reality of growing corn in Colorado; there is always a chance for a catastrophic hail storm in the summer. After years of hearing stories of other farmers, Farmer Matt Hulstrom was hit Wednesday. Hulstrom’s farm is located in Broomfield off of York Street. He lost over 200 acres of corn when hail pelted his crop Wednesday.
On Tuesday night, Sharon Kauffman heard the rumble of thunder, saw angry-looking clouds rolling in and felt a pit growing in her stomach. While her own farm did not get hit too badly Tuesday night, she knows other nearby farms were not as lucky - and her's might not fare as well with the next storm.
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