Damage to crops, livestock and fisheries caused by floods that hit Negros Occidental over the weekend reached P37,243,705, partial reports showed yesterday .
Provincial Agriculturists Igmedio Tabianan said damage to palay was P36,527,320, and fisheries P314,285.
The palay areas hit were in Himamaylan, Kabankalan and Sipalay cities, and Hinigaran, Moises Padilla, Isabela, Cauayan, Ilog, Candoni, and Hinobaan towns covering 2,422 hectares, Tabianan said.
Fishpond damage was also reported in Sipalay, Kabankalan and Binalbagan.
Provincial Veterinarian Renante Decena also reported P402,100 damage to poultry and livestock with 56 deaths in Kabankalan City, Cauayan, Ilog, Hinoba-an, Hinigaran, Isabela, Moises Padilla, La Castellana and Himamaylan.*CPG