By: Yang Shu-min and Romulo Huang
Citing figures valid as of 6 p.m. Monday, the COA said Yunlin County in central Taiwan suffered the biggest agricultural losses, estimated at NT$253.15 million, followed by Tainan City with losses of NT$237.58 million, Yilan County NT$217.62 million, Kaohsiung City NT$163.6 million, Pingtung County NT$160.41 million and Hualien County NT$128.06 million.
Losses in the category of agricultural produce were estimated at NT$1.33 billion, with 24,657 hectares of crops affected, the COA said.
Bananas were the hardest hit crop, suffering losses of NT$252.01 million over 3,728 hectares, while pomelos, guavas, bamboo shoots and papayas were also damaged by the storm. [FULL STORY]