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Typhoon Nanmadol damages over $28 mln worth of Philippine crops

(Xinhua)

08:25, September 01, 2011

MANILA, Aug. 31 (Xinhua) -- Typhoon Nanmadol destroyed crops worth 1.22 billion pesos (about 28.71 million U.S. dollars) in northern Philippines, the agriculture department said Wednesday.

Nanmadol, also known as Mina by the locals, brought heavy rains that flooded 55,359 hectares of rice growing areas and damaged 46, 554 metric tons of rice.

Nanmadol also destroyed corn, vegetables, fishponds and agriculture infrastructure.

Main rice and corn growing provinces Isabela and Cagayan are among the worst hit by the typhoon.

Production losses were also recorded in the provinces of Abra, Apayao, Kalinga, Mt. Province, Ilocos Norte, La Union, and Nueva Vizcaya.

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