Agricultural losses from Typhoon Soudelor top NT$1.5 billion (update)

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2015/08/10
By: Yang Shu-min and Romulo Huang

Taipei, Aug. 10 (CNA) The Council of Agriculture elevated Monday its estimates of 201508100031t0001agricultural losses from Typhoon Soudelor in Taiwan to NT$1.55 billion (US$49.08 million).

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]

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