Intense hailstorm hits Qingyuan, causing severe crop damage, China

hailstorm china crop damage june 14 2022

An intense hailstorm hit Qingyuan District in China’s Hebei Province on June 14, 2022, causing severe damage to crops and other material losses.

The storm hit 7 townships around 23:00 LT on June 14, significantly impacting local agricultural activity and people’s lives.

Preliminary statistics show that the disaster affected 2 443 ha (6 000 acres) of crops such as watermelon, wheat and sunflower, causing damage worth about 15 million USD.

A sudden hailstorm also hit Miyun District, Beijing, dropping stones as large as an egg and causing considerable damage.

Featured image credit: Spotlight on China

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