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Tropical Storm Strikes Coastal Pecan Crop

Dan Alabama, Industry News Release, Specialty Crops, Weather

A once-promising pecan crop bore the brunt of wind gusts and torrential rain from Tropical Storm Gordon, which downed trees, limbs and ripe pecans when hitting the Gulf Coast on Sept. 4. In Baldwin County, the storm dropped nearly 9 inches of rain. Across the bay in Mobile County, rain totals were lower, though wind damage was more widespread. “Before the …