The preliminary cost of damage to the Philippine agriculture sector has risen to 4 billion peso (80 million USD), the country’s Department of Agriculture said on December 28.
Typhoon Nock-Ten killed at least three people and forced thousands of local people to evacuate when it made landfall on the eastern island province of Catanduanes on Christmas Day.
Typhoon Nock-ten has entered the East Sea, becoming tenth storm this waters in 2016, according to the National Centre for Hydro-meteorological Forecasting.
Typhoon Haima, the strongest storm hitting the Philippines in three years, killed at least 12 people and damaged thousands of hectares of rice and corn fields, local officials said on October 21.
Typhoon Sarika passed Luzon Island of the Philippines and entered the East Sea on October 16 morning, becoming the seventh storm to hit this waters in 2016.
Typhoon Sarika with wind speeds of 130km per hour swept into Luzon Island, the Philippines, on early October 16, according to Philippine authorities.
More than half a million homes lost power across Chinese Taipei on September 14 and five people were injured as Super Typhoon Meranti.
The storm caused heavy rains throughout the districts of Tien Yen, Co To, Hai Ha and Dam Ha, uprooting trees, cutting power lines and damaging at least 147 buildings