In addition to the roofs it damaged in the rural and urban areas, Sunday’s severe hail and thunderstorm uprooted various mango trees in the region of Veracruz and affected 60 percent of the mango production.
Mango producers in the municipality of Tierra Blanca, who were waiting for the harvest to sell their product or their orchards, were seriously affected by the hailstorm.
60 percent of the fruit fell to the ground and is now useless.
Producer Faustino Romero, who has a large orchard, explained: “We were waiting one or two weeks to make the first cut, but this storm ruined everything. All that fruit loss is a shame.”
He added that they already had a verbal agreement with the buyers and the cutters, “we didn’t close the deal because we were waiting for the first cut, when we would get paid, and even have an advance on the second cut.”
Finally, he said: “We lost the harvest because there is very little fruit on the trees.” The storm also caused damage to the posts set up by vendors on Avenida Juarez for Mother’s Day.