CSIRO Black Mountain site pummeled by giant hailstones
A Canberra hailstorm impacted the Black Mountain site on Monday 20 January, leaving a trail of destruction.
Thankfully all CSIRO staff and visitors were safe. The golf-ball sized hailstones impacted most of our 65 glasshouses, several buildings, solar panels, and important food, fibre and biosecurity research, not to mention the many private and CSIRO vehicles on site. CSIRO activated an emergency response team and has since been implementing a hailstorm recovery action plan at the site.