Taiwan Typhoon: Fanapi Causes Damage, Landslide Fears (Video)
Taiwan: Typhoon Fanapi Causes Widespread Damage to Agriculture
Taiwan is taking a big hit from Typhoon Fanapi, which has destroyed over a tenth of Taiwan's forestry, crops and livestock. Agriculture losses are reported at over $65 million. Over 100 people have been reported injured.
The Council of Agriculture issued landslide warnings for 61 rivers, advising nearby residents to evacuate.
[q url="http://online.wsj.com/article/BT-CO-20100919-704654.html"]The losses from the most powerful typhoon to hit Taiwan this year are equivalent to more than a tenth of last year's overall output in the key agriculture sector.
Flooding from Typhoon Fanapi, which made landfall near Taiwan's eastern coastal city of Hualien Sunday morning, had affected a total of 4,776 hectares of agricultural land as of 0000 GMT Monday, damaging NT$233.5 million worth of crops including bananas and rice, the Council of Agriculture said in a statement.[/q]