Farming losses from Typhoon Mitag hit NT$1.88 million

Yilan County was the hardest hit of any locality in Taiwan, with losses estimated at NT$1.55 million, or about 82 percent of the total, as of Tuesday evening, the statistics showed. (NOWnews)
Yilan County was the hardest hit of any locality in Taiwan, with losses estimated at NT$1.55 million, or about 82 percent of the total, as of Tuesday evening, the statistics showed. (NOWnews)

TAIPEI (CNA) — Taiwan’s agricultural losses from damage wrought by Typhoon Mitag since Sept. 29 have been estimated at NT$1.88 million (US$60,485), according to preliminary statistics released Tuesday by the Council of Agriculture (COA).

Yilan County was the hardest hit of any locality in Taiwan, with losses estimated at NT$1.55 million, or about 82 percent of the total, as of Tuesday evening, the statistics showed.

That was followed by Hualien County, with losses of NT$140,000, and New Taipei, with losses of NT$110,000.

The most heavily damaged crop was bananas, with 3 hectares ravaged, resulting in losses of NT$330,000.

Chinese cabbage, spring onion, spinach and tankan mandarin were also damaged, according to the data.

By Yang Shu-min and Evelyn Kao