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…
By: Wendy Lee, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – As of 11 a.m. Monday, agricultural losses as a result of
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]