Agricultural losses from torrential rain surpass NT$100 million

The China Post
Date: June 6, 2017
By: Taipei, CNA

Agricultural losses in Taiwan from recent days of torrential rain have exceeded


NT$100 million (US$3.32 million), the Council of Agriculture (COA) said Tuesday.

As of 11 a.m. Tuesday, agricultural losses and damage to farm facilities caused by the torrential rain last weekend had reached NT$138.14 million, according to the COA.

Yunlin County in central Taiwan suffered the heaviest losses at NT$28.79 million, or 21 percent of the total national losses, it said.

The northern city of New Taipei reported NT$20.32 million in agricultural losses, followed by central Taiwan’s Nantou County with NT$18.61 million, Taitung County in the east at NT$16.74 million and Yilan County at NT$16.33 million, the COA said.

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