Agricultural losses from torrential rain reach NT$57 million (update)

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2017/06/04
By: Chen Cheng-wei and Evelyn Kao

Taipei, June 4 (CNA) Agricultural losses from torrential rain brought by a stationery front hovering above Taiwan over the weekend had reached an estimated NT$57.52 million (US$1.95 million) as of Sunday, according to an initial estimate released by the Council of Agriculture (COA).

As of 5 p.m., agricultural losses as a result of the damage were heaviest in Yunlin County at NT$24.21 million, or 42 percent of the national total, the COA said.

Farmers in New Taipei suffered NT$13.33 million in losses, or 23 percent of the total, according to the COA figures.    [FULL  STORY]

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