In other news, consecutive days of rain has continued to cause damage across Taiwan. In Tainan, a stretch of rural highway partially collapsed after rainwater washed away its foundation. Local farmers harvesting mangoes are now forced to make do with smaller trucks. In Nantou, excessive rain has caused lychees to split and crack.
Here is Tainan County Highway No. 179, the road foundation at the fourth-kilometer point has been exposed due to days of extremely heavy rain. Half part of the road remains, only small-sized vehicles could barely pass.
The whole village lives here (Guanshan Borough). They need to go in and out from here. Last time it collapsed, now it collapses again.
This is borough's major access road, more than one thousand residents are using this road or they will have to take a much farther alternative route around the mountain. Many are local farmers, now is the mango harvesting season, but only small sized vehicles can pass the broken road, and transportation costs to farmers are increasing.
Not only in Tainan, farmers from Ping-lin Borough of Tsaotun Township in Nantou County, are suffering from their lychees with too much water, and fruit is therefore dehiscent. This farmer suffers from 80% lychees grown with dehiscence at his 80 hectares field.
We lost so huge. (Why so?) I am losing an area of larger size lychees; those are about five thousand to six thousand Taiwan catties.
Only 30% black-leaf lychees can grow, these 30% now having serious dehiscence.
Ping-lin Borough of Tsaotun Township is a major domestic field for growing lychees. Farmers are suffering from nearly 80% loss while some farmers may have complete losses. They are hoping government to assist them for overcoming the disaster.
TRANSLATED BY: ANTHONY LIN
記者 王柔婷 孟昭權 綜合報導
COLLAPSED COUNTY HIGHWAY HINDERS MANGO FARMERS FROM DELIVERY |南化道路崩塌大車難通行 芒果農運貨受阻
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