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Australia Hailstorm damages crops in SA

06:01  05 november  2019
06:01  05 november  2019 Source:   msn.com

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Shimla-The ongoing spell of stormy weather with hail storms and heavy rain has hit the crops . During the last two days, fruit growers in the upper Shimla

A hailstorm coupled with rain left different crops on vast tracts of land damaged at 30 villages in Baghaichhari upazila of the district yesterday. Besides, at least 15 to 20 tin-roofed houses were completely damaged as the hailstorm lashed through Baghaichhari, Saroatoli, Amtoli and

Crops worth © AAP Images Crops worth "hundreds of millions of dollars" have been destroyed during a freak hailstorm in South Australia's Riverland region. Crops worth "hundreds of millions of dollars" have been destroyed during a freak hailstorm in South Australia's Riverland region.

Wind gusts of up to 70km/h were recorded during the storm, which hit the area about 6pm on Monday.

"It would be hundreds of millions of dollars of damage," Neville, a local farmer, told ABC Radio Adelaide on Tuesday.

He said the storm had swept through the towns of Murray Bridge, Swan Reach and Wynarka.

Other properties hit were in Barmera, Monash and surrounds, where farmers grow crops including stone fruit, nuts and grains.

At the Renmark Airport weather station, nearly five millimetres of rain was recorded in less than half an hour.

A severe thunderstorm warning for damaging winds and large hailstones was issued by the Bureau of Meteorology about an hour before the storm hit.

Staff from Primary Industries and Regions South Australia will travel to the area on Tuesday to inspect the damage.

The region was hit by a similar storm in 2016, when an estimated $100 million damage was recorded.

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