By: Matthew Strong, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Damage to agriculture by Typhoon Soudelor was estimated at
NT$143 million (US$4.5 million), with more than half registered in Hualien County, the Council of Agriculture said Saturday.
The typhoon left a trail of destruction from Friday evening until Saturday afternoon, with floods, landslides and fallen trees reported from across the country.
The banana growing sector was the biggest victim of the storm, with the equivalent of 382 hectares damaged at a cost of NT$26.54 million (US$837,000). The pomelo and papaya harvest would also be affected, the COA said. [FULL STORY]