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Weekend Storms Cause Damage

Posted by Robert Bellm -

Over the past weekend, a line of storms ripped across the area dumping unneeded rain, and in some areas, unneeded hail. While most of the media focussed on the urban damage in the Metro East areas of Madison and St. Clair counties, some of the rural areas suffered damage also. The picture above is what is left of what had been a beautiful field of newly pollinated wheat south of the Brownstown Agronomy Research Center. Fortunately the hail band from this storm cell was relatively narrow, but that is little consolation to those directly in it's path whose wheat crop is now 100 percent destroyed. Mother Nature can be pretty fickle sometimes.

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