Typhoon Goni causes damages of 780 million yen to agriculture, fisheries in Okinawa

Typhoon Goni causes damages of 780 million yen to agriculture, fisheries in Okinawa

Sugarcane field hit by Typhoon Goni at Shiraho, Ishigaki City, on August 25.


August 26, 2015 Ryukyu Shimpo

According to a quick estimation announced by the Okinawa Prefectural Government on August 25, the amount of damage to agriculture, forestry and fisheries caused by Typhoon Goni reached a total of 781,640,000 yen.

Yaeyama islands, where the typhoon registered a maximum instantaneous wind speed of 71.0 meters per second on Ishigaki, had the largest damage amount at 596,920,000 yen.

The cost of damages in Kumejima and Taketomijima islands is being assessed. The estimated total amount of damages wil increase.

Looking at the damage cost on a regional basis, the Yaeyama region accounted for about 76.3 percent of the total amount of damage. In the area, six floating piers and 77 livestock barns were reportedly destroyed by the storm rain.

The Miyako region had a damage cost of 164,410,000 yen, the second largest amount after the Yaeyama region. Sugarcane accounted for most of the crops damaged in the Miyako region.

There was serious damage to agriculture, including to most of the main crops such as sugarcane and vegetables, costing 490,440,000 yen.

The fishing industry reported damage of 234,200,000 yen.
This year, four typhoons have hit Okinawa.

As of August 12, the amount of damage to agriculture, forestry and fisheries caused by the typhoons reached about 3,937,770,000 yen, the third largest damage cost in the past 10 years.

(English translation by T&CT)

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