BERLIN HEIGHTS, Ohio - Monday afternoon's storm was welcome relief for local farmers. It brought many of their crops back to life.
Quarry Hill Orchards and Winery in Berlin Heights was in desperate need of rain. Bill Gammie grows apples, peaches, pears and plumbs. He said he's received about two-and-a-half inches of rain since Sunday. He said he believes he was at the critical stage.
"This rain was a bonanza. We've been waiting for this for a month and a half because we were suffering. The grass actually looks really green after a few hours of moisture. It was a million dollar rain," he said.
Gammie said if his crops didn't get the rain he probably would've lost a good chunk of them.
"It was to the point where it was economical. If we hadn't had the rain pretty soon we'd probably would've lost some of the crop. It was a point of no return for us. It was a breathe of fresh air. We're grateful," Gammie said.
Gammie said he did have one large tree come down during the storm, but it was on the side of his property and did not do any significant damage.
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