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South Xinjiang attacked by severe hailstorm
2016-05-31

NCMMS Xinjiang office reported that a severe hailstorm hit Awati county of Xinjiang on May 30. Some cotton field was under attack. Early estimate shows that about 20,000 mu was damaged. 

  

Growers under attack said crop loss was already made and seriously hit areas will be a total loss. Cotton was already 15 cm high before the storm and there is no time for replanting. To make up for the loss, cotton area with a total loss will be planted with corn. The most damaged is ELS crop. 

  

Locals said while bad weather is common in early period every year, such kind of storm is very rare in this area.