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Unseasonal rain, hailstorm cause crop damage

The district witnessed heavy rain on Monday, bringing cheer to residents. However, crop damage due to hailstorm was reported in a few pockets.

Published: 03rd April 2018 03:39 AM  |   Last Updated: 03rd April 2018 03:39 AM   |  A+A-

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By Express News Service

IDUKKI: The district witnessed heavy rain on Monday, bringing cheer to residents. However, crop damage due to hailstorm was reported in a few pockets.

According to official records, more than 2.00 mm rainfall was recorded across the district on Monday, with heavy hailstorm being recorded in Kattappana, Irattayar, Santhigram, Thankamani and Labbakkada areas.
The rain that lasted for more than an hour, brought down many trees across the district and left many areas inundated. The hailstorm in certain areas, with hailstones weighing 2 kg, caused destruction to houses and property.

The Periyar Tiger Reserve in Thekkady and the Idukki forest division received good rainfall. Unfortunately, the drought-hit towns of Munnar, Marayur and Kanthalloor areas which received little rainfall this year, remained mostly dry.Hailstorms were reported in various parts of the district, resulting in property as well as crop damage.

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