Australia: Carnarvon banana growers and mid-west farmers seek storm compensation

Carnarvon banana grower Byron Sutcliffe is one of the many farmers in his region counting the cost of the once in a decade storm that hit Western Australia this Sunday. Growing banana's on his three-hectare property for the past six years, Mr Sutcliffe has experienced wild weather before but he lost a quarter of his produce overnight.

On Sunday, the remnants of Ex-Tropical Cyclone Mangga collided with a cold front, leading to WA’s fiercest autumn weather in years with damaging winds and heavy downpour hitting from Karratha to Albany. The wild storm battered banana crops and left banana bunches on the ground right across the region. Speaking to The West Live host Jenna Clarke, Mr Sutcliffe is now rallying together with other farmers for compensation.


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