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Typhoon “Agaton” bring flashfloods, crop destruction in Luzon
Agaton, first tropical disturbance that hit the country this year, triggered landslides and floods in many areas in Aurora and other Luzon provinces.
Some low-lying villages in Baler, Ma. Aurora, Dingalan and three northern towns were buried under 10 feet of water. Many towns in Nueva Ecija, Pampanga and Cagayan Valley have also been submerged under floodwaters.
Nueva Ecija Provincial Agriculturist Serafin Santos reported that massive flooding in the areas affected sustained a total of R336.176 million in crop damage. Damaged beyond recovery were 1,000 hectares planted to vegetables, 6,530 hectares of ricelands and 5,000 hectares of onion farms. The town of Bongabon, considered the country’s top onion producer, supplying 70 percent of Metro Manila’s onion requirement reported that 2,500 hectares of onion farms were submerged.