By: Chen Cheng-wei and Romulo Huang
Taipei, June 14 (CNA) Estimated agricultural losses resulting from the heavy rain that has hit Taiwan since the beginning of this month had reached NT$11.88 million (US$366,395) as of Tuesday, the Council of Agriculture (COA) reported that day.
A total of 1,668 hectares of crops were affected by the heavy rain, the COA said.
Rice was one of the worst-hit crops, with a total of 1,444 hectares affected and losses estimated at NT$9.32 million. This was followed by sweetcorn, watermelon and tomato crops.
In terms of the areas that bore the brunt of the rain, Yunlin in central Taiwan sustained the most severe damage, with agricultural losses of NT$6.05 million. This was followed by losses to the value of NT$3.06 million in Tainan and NT$2.57 million in Chiayi County, according to COA statistics. [FULL STORY]