|Hail punched holes through the roof|
of a house in Chimizal
Farms sustained significant damage during this event. In the areas most affected, any remaining harvest was destroyed and trees sustained heavy damage—trees were left without leaves and both trunks and branches were damaged by the impact of the hail. IHCAFE engineers are in the process of assessing the damage. Initial findings suggest that many trees were not killed in the incident, but there is doubt whether they will produce a harvest in the coming year.
|Hail destroyed current harvest, stripped coffee plants|
of their leaves, and left trunks and branches heavily damaged.
In background, banana trees and fences have been snapped
|A healthy coffee field near Chimizal before the hailstorm|
(note: not the same field as above picture, but
included for comparison)