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Another local farm damaged in Monday's storm was SPIN (small plot intensive) farm, Prada Purse Brown Green City Acres. Its multiple locations have allowed it to mitigate storm damage in past summers, but this year Green Acres was focusing on its largest site, a two acre plot on KLO Road. That plot was the one most severely hit by the storm.
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John Hofer, who founded Green City in 2009 with Stone, was finishing some work on the farm when the storm hit. The hail was angling down like "heavy, heavy, heavy sandblasting," he said. "I've never seen hail that intense in my life and I come from the Prairies."
The McMillan farm's corn maze was also damaged in the hailstorm. "The plants' leaves look like swiss cheese," McMillan said, "and then some of the pumpkins, where the hail hit them it actually penetrated about half an inch into the pumpkin."
Green City Acres operates year round and has its other plots, but July and August are peak months and many crops that were just about to be harvested and sold were destroyed in the storm. However, Stone expects the farm will be able to salvage most of the root crops (carrots, beets, and onions) because the important Prada Zip Around Wallet
"It looks like a weed whacker went through it," said Green City Acres founder Curtis Stone, "A lot of the squash and the head lettuce is just shredded. All in all we'll be okay but Prada Handbag Green
it'll probably cost us 40 per cent of our sale for the rest of the year."
"We could actually hear it coming for a minute or two before it arrived. And the wave of hail we were hearing, it sounded like a jet was coming," said local farmer Ron McMillan, recalling the flash hailstorm that swept through McMillan Farms on Monday afternoon.
McMillan told us that a dozen mature, 15 metre tall trees on his property had been brought down by the heavy winds, one crashing down on two vehicles in front of the family house and another taking out a power Prada Crossbody Saffiano
parts of the plants were not exposed to the wind and hail.
A FortisBC representative told us that Fortis was notified of a number of power outages after the storm and had crews out Tuesday morning and early afternoon restoring power in East Kelowna and Ellison.
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