In the UK, the storm killed thousands of animals. Video

29.03.2013


© Cathal McNaughton | Reuters


Britain, already suffering from a week of heavy snow and record low temperatures for March, faced with new weather effects — plague livestock. As soon as the city slowly recovering from a snow storm, the situation in rural areas is still catastrophic.

According to British farmers, the storm could be buried under the snow thousands of sheep and cattle in Northern Ireland, Scotland, north-east of England, where the weather conditions are still preserved in the "yellow" level. The exact loss of farmers will be known only when the snow melts, you will cover pasture, road access to them and the farm.

 


© Cathal McNaughton | Reuters

The first blow to farmers was off electricity in some regions, triggered by storm wind, valivshim trees, tore off the power lines. Thus, Northern Ireland still without electricity, and consequently without an automatic heating and serving food and water are about 50 farms.


Search for animals that disappeared under the snow. © Cathal McNaughton | Reuters
 

The second and perhaps the most serious problem for farmers were unprecedented snowfall. Besides the fact that they set themselves a meter of snow pastures that were now unsuitable for walking animals, in many areas, they also blocked the roads leading to the farms. As a result, farm workers over several days could not get to the animals to feed them. Some farms animals went hungry for three or four days. In addition, the snow piled roads do not allow owners to farmers to purchase and bring extra food for the animals.


© Cathal McNaughton | Reuters

A further blow to the country's agriculture is that the rampant disaster came in the lambing season, which will also have some negative effects. Moreover, to improve the situation, according to the weather forecast, the next week is expected. This, according to the farmers, the situation threatens to turn into a real disaster for agriculture.


© Cathal McNaughton | Reuters
 



 

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