HOEDSPRUIT: Millions lost in hail storm

‘It came out of nowhere. It was overcasted, the next thing, it was like rocks falling from above on our house…’

The already punch drunk Hoedspruit farmers received another low body blow  when a massive wind and hail storm caused damage worth millions of rands to their farms and, in some cases, destroyed between 80% and 100% of their crops.

The freak hail storm which occurred on Tuesday, September 26 has caused extensive damage to some farms and property.

‘It came out of nowhere. It was overcast, the next thing, it was like rocks falling from above on our house,’ a resident told the Herald.

Some Hoedspruit farmers are counting their losses following the hail storm whom has caused disastrous damage to fruit trees which amounts to millions.

Some farms in the area have been destroyed by the massive hail stones.

The hails storm is known to have affected Kampusrus and Jonkmanspruit where serious damage to property, vehicles and farms is evident.

article courtesy of:  Letaba Herald – link

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