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Damage to greenhouses estimated at about 177 million dollars

Japan: Typhoon Faxai caused heavy damage to agriculture

So far, typhoon Faxai has caused more than 290 million dollars in damage to agriculture, forestry and fisheries industries, mainly in eastern Japan. The amount is expected to rise. Farm ministry officials say the total covers damage reported as of Thursday morning in Chiba, Ibaraki and six other prefectures, mainly in eastern Japan.

Damage to farm produce, such as rice, pears and carrots, amounted to 87 million dollars. The figure for greenhouses was about 177 million dollars. The impact of the typhoon still needs to be assessed in some areas, mainly in southern Chiba, and officials expect the damage total to rise.

As reported on¸ Tokyo Electric Power Company says nearly 30,000 households in Chiba Prefecture were without power on Thursday morning. Also, TEPCO officials say they are still removing trees knocked down in the typhoon but they hope to restore power to all areas by September 27.

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