When a hailstorm bludgeoned through central Alberta on Aug. 1, vehicles on the Queen Elizabeth II Highway were heavily damaged by record-breaking hailstones — and so were grain, fruit and vegetable crops in the area. Leona Staples, co-owner of The Jungle Farm, said she was relieved to find that there wasn't as much damage to her crops as she expected after the hailstorm that shut down the QEII. Facebook post Jungle Farms. Source: FacebookBut two hours later, another storm came through the farm, 10 kilometres north of Innisfail, Alta., and ripped through hundreds of acres of crops. This most recent storm came less than a month after The Jungle Farm was hit by what Staples says is the worst storm the farm has faced in 25 years.
Source: CBC News August 11, 2022 18:48 UTC