Australia: Storms Damage Fruit Farms

Massive storms damaged fruit-growing areas of southeastern Queensland, according to an article on www.freshinfo.com (registration required to enter site).

The article states that southeast Queensland was swept by storms on Saturday and Sunday which destroyed fruit crops in the Childers area around Bundaberg. Strong winds from the storms uprooted whole trees and localized hail in some areas worsened the damage.

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Mangoes and lychees have been particularly hard hit with fruit ripped from trees and dumped on the ground.