Hailstorm damages agriculture, horticulture crops in Kosovo - Gazeta Express

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20/05/2020 17:04

Hailstorm damages agriculture, horticulture crops in Kosovo

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Gazeta Express

20/05/2020 17:04

The rain and hailstorm, which lashed some of Kosovo municipalities on Tuesday evening have caused damage to agriculture and horticulture in the state.

The Rahovec municipality known for its agriculture and vineyards was one of the most hit by Tuesday’s evening hailstorm. Mayor of Rahovec, Smajl Latifi, said they are assessing the damages caused. Caretaker minister of Agriculture, Besian Mustafa, told Gazeta Express that within a week they will make a preliminary assessment of the damages and see modalities of compensating farmers.

Mustafa said that after the rain and hailstorm they are in contact with mayors and are asking establishment of local commissions to assess the damage.

Tuesday’s rain and hailstorm hit municipalities of Peja, Ferizaj, Shtime, Gjakova, Suhareka, Klina and other localities. Gazeta Express readers from these localities have sent photos of hail causing damages to their agriculture crops. According to Prishtina Weather, light thunderstorms and rain will continue also on Wednesday. /GazetaExpress/