NorCal Tornadoes Destroy Almond Crops
CHICO (CBS / AP) — Officials say tornadoes that touched down in a rural area of Northern California destroyed hundreds of acres of almond orchards.
The twisters hit Butte and Glenn counties on Wednesday. Colleen Cecil with the Butte County Farm Bureau tells the Record Searchlight of Redding that almond orchards south of Chico were affected.
She said insurance will likely cover this year’s lost crops, but farmers will have to cover the cost of removing destroyed trees and planting new ones.
The tornadoes were also blamed for downed power lines, fallen trees and damage to barns and garages. There were no reports of injuries.
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