Affected farmers should be given due compensation for the crop loss, they urged the State government. Heavy rains accompanied by strong winds late on Sunday devastated over 10,000 banana plants and uprooted hundreds of coconut trees in Nagadevanpalayam panchayat area near Gobichettipalayam near here, even as downpour badly damaged over ten tiled-roof houses in the area.
While Sunday's rain was very needed, in some areas it was too much at once. Farmers in Belen are saying the storm cost them big time. "Rain is a great thing when it comes in small doses, and not all at once," said Emily Willis. Flooded fields and trashed alfalfa are just some of the damage farmers in Belen are looking at after Sunday's storm.
"One large streak." This is how Frederik Bunt describes the hail storm that passed over his plum orchard in Wijchen, the Netherlands, earlier this week. The plums, estimated at about 20 000 to 25 000 kg, can all be considered lost. "It is not difficult to work out; the orchard was right in the hail storm's path", he says.
Kolkata: The state Agriculture department has decided to provide financial assistance to the farmers whose crops have been damaged due to recent hailstorms in various districts. The department has already started a survey to determine the quantum of loss for each farmer and how much compensation he is eligible for. The farmers who have seen damage of 33 percent of the total crops or more, are entitled to get the compensation from the state government.
At least 110 domestic animals were killed and the power infrastructure was damaged after multiple cloudbursts struck an area of border Rajouri district in Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday evening. Reports said that Tuesday evening a major hailstorm followed by heavy rains lashed Thanamandi area. Simultaneously, multiple cloudbursts struck the area resulting inthe killing of the livestock including sheep and goats.
The wind and hailstorm that struck in two gewogs of Shompangkha and Gakidling Sarpang blew away roofs of six houses and twelve poultry sheds. Among the crops, the storm damaged 8,907 fruit bearing areca nut trees, 9,939 flowering orange trees and 3,757 banana trees. About 174 litchi trees, 64 mango trees, 31 guava trees and 132 papaya tree were also damaged.
Three cities in Negros Occidental reported damage to rice areas worth P6.3 million from Storm “Basyang.” Records from the Office of the Provincial Agriculturist indicate that the cities of San Carlos, Cadiz and Bago reported 615.25 hectares of 541 farmers were affected during the two days the storm hit Negros.
Damage wrought by Typhoon Urduja to crops and fishery in six regions of the country has reached P701.61 million, according to the latest assessment of the Department of Agriculture (DA). As of December 20, 9 a.m., about 17,334 metric tons (MT) of crops planted in 36,896 hectares in Regions 5, 6, 7 and 13 were affected by the typhoon.
Recent heavy rains brought by the onslaught of Typhoon Urduja left almost P3.2 million worth of damage and production losses on the agriculture sector of Negros Occidental. The Office of the Provincial Agriculturist (OPA) yesterday reported that 204 farmers with a total area of 204 hectares in 12 barangays of two northern Negros Occidental were affected.
After a heatwave in June, Switzerland was hit by severe thunderstorms and hail during this last weekend and Monday evening. The regions around La Sarraz and Yverdon in the Vaud, Bielersee and the Biel Region, the Bernese Seeland and the Mittelland between Niederbipp and Lenzburg were reported to be the hardest hit.
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