Europe: Hail, thunderstorms destroy greenhouses
Hailstones as large as pingpong balls and eggs, have resulted in serious damage to a large number of greenhouses in Holland and Belgium last weekend. Hail, thunder and lightning strikes caused severe problems for greenhouse growers; thousands of glass panes were broken all over the country.
Most of the damage took place at ornamental growers, but also a number of vegetable growers were affected. A Belgian lettuce grower saw his entire business destroyed; the grower is not even sure if he will rebuild the company.
The damage is estimated at millions of euros. At one Dutch orchid grower approximately 12,000 windows were destroyed.
Article Credit: Hortidaily.com