Hail Storm Damages Crops - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Hail Storm Damages Crops

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - A hail storm in the Columbia Basin that left up to six inches of hail on the ground damaged crops in the region.

The story on Wednesday evening damaged crops in the Coulee City and Hartline areas of Grant County.

Farmer Russell Dingman said he lost 200 acres of wheat in one field near Hartline, worth more than $48,000. He said it was partially covered by insurance.

The crop damage occurred mainly across a swath of one to two miles wide running north of U.S. 2.

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