Agricultural losses from torrential rain reach almost NT$70 million and growing

The strongest plum rain Taiwan has seen in 21 years has led to severe flooding across the nation. Over 30,000 households were affected by power outage and water shortages…

Taiwan News
Date: 2017/06/05
By: Wendy Lee, Taiwan News, Staff Writer

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – As of 11 a.m. Monday, agricultural losses as a result of

(By Central News Agency)

torrential rain over the past few days across Taiwan have reached nearly NT$70 million and are likely still growing, the Council of Agriculture (COA) said Monday.

Total agricultural losses have reached an estimated NT$67.52 million (US$2.24 million) as of Monday morning, with Yunlin County being the most affected, recording a loss of NT$25.91 million and accounting for 38 percent of the total losses nationwide.

New Taipei City was second only to Yunlin in terms of crop losses, with a total of NT$17.8 million, or 26 percent of the national total, followed by Nantou County (9.58 million, 14 percent), and Chiayi County (4.23 million, 6 percent).    [FULL  STORY]

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