The floods that hit northern Negros Occidental late last week caused crop damage in two cities initially estimated at P4.63 million, Provincial Agriculturist JaphetMasculino said yesterday.
The initial damage report submitted by the VictoriasCity government showed P1.77 million lost on 240 has. of rice land, he said.
In Cadiz City the total damage was placed at P2.86 million, consisting of a 75.20 has. rice area estimated P1.43 million, high value crops, 8 has. valued at P1.25 million, and fisheries consisting of boats and fishing gears, P0.18 M, Masculino added.
ZeaphardGerhartCaelian , Negros Occidental Disaster Management Program Division head, said the heavy rains that also caused flooding in Bacolod, Talisay and Silay cities, and EB Magalona town were triggered by the northeast monsoon and the tail end of a cold front.
He expects the rains to last until February.*CPG
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