BACOLOD CITY, Aug. 10 (PNA) — The onslaught of Typhoon Hanna in the past week left almost Php765,000 worth of damage to agriculture and fisheries in Negros Occidental, a report from the Office of the Provincial Agriculturist (OPA) released Monday showed.
The OPA reported a total damage of Php 719,580 to crops and Php 45,000 to fisheries in five towns and one city due to heavy rains and flash floods.
At least 268 farmers were affected after the typhoon battered crops, including rice worth Php619,503 and banana, Php 24,075. The typhoon also damaged fishing boats and equipment in the affected localities.
Valladolid town reported the highest amount of damage to crops at Php 336,000; followed by Ilog, Php 214,800; San Enrique, Php 136,980; E.B. Magalona, Php 18,360; and Pulupandan, Php13,440.
Production losses for crops were pegged at Php 643,578.
Meanwhile, a total of Php 30,000 worth of damage to fishing boat and Php 15,000 worth of damage to fishing gear was reported in Valladolid town.
One person was killed in the province due to flash floods.
The fatality was identified as Mario Española Siason of Purok Anita, Barangay Salong, Kabankalan City, who was carried by a strong current when he crossed the river at Purok Anita on Thursday. (PNA)