Deluge of hailstones pounds Gansu Province, China

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Local governments in China issued emergency responses following a deluge of hailstones on Sunday, May 1, 2016.

Hailstorm damaged crops, vehicles and homes in Gansu Province and Tanchang County. Powerful pictures!

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An apocalyptical 30-minute hailstorm engulfed various towns in the northwestern Gansu Province and surrounding Tanchang County on May 1, 2016, afternoon, causing widespread damage to vehicles, crops and buildings.

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The deluge of hailstones, measuring up to 22mm in diameter, blanketed streets and fields in a 3-4cm deep white layer.

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Local governments issued emergency response plans and deployed personnel to the affected areas for disaster relief and inspection.

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A nice video of the extreme event:

Last month, four people died and 387,000 were affected by heavy rain and a hailstorm China’s Hunan province.

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