Storms Damage Crops, Too Late to Replant but Farmers Hopeful


Crops took a beatingin Phelps County from Sunday night's storms.

Noticeable damage tocorn and soybean fields was reported throughout the area.

Farmers think theymay have lost a few plants and say it's too late to try to replant corn.However, a layer of fungicide could help the plants pull through the damage.

Phelps County EmergencyManager Pat Gerdes says there is a lot of cleaning up still ahead.

Gerdes encouragesanyone caught on roadways during severe weather to keep driving or pull overand stay in their car. Getting out to watch the storm is ill advised anddangerous.