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Mexico: Hurricane Franklin damages Veracruz's citrus production
Hurricane Franklin wasn't as harmful or aggressive as expected. However, it did affect citrus production, as there was severe damage and many crops were lost. The hurricane hit the coast of Veracruz on the Thursday morning with rains and gusts of wind of up to 110 kilometers per hour.
The hurricane's winds lost their strength but the rain kept falling. The hurricane toppled trees and caused damage to lemon, orange, and grapefruit crops, as well as power outages in various parts of the state.
So far there are no reports of people being killed by the passage of Franklin.
The hurricane affected the region's banana, lemon, orange, and grapefruit crops the most. "All the citrus production is severely damaged, or virtually lost," stated Andres Salazar Ojeda. There still isn't an exact figure of the damage caused by the hurricanes on the crops, as the affected municipalities have only just carried out a census of the damage this morning.
Publication date: 8/14/2017
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