Typhoon Lan responsible for millions of dollars of damage in Japan

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TOKYO (NTV-NNN-JAPAN / NBC News Channel) -- Typhoon Lan has caused upward of $61.5 million in damage to the farming and fishing industries, according to the Japanese government.

The Ministry Of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries' estimate is based on damage reports through October 25 from 39 of the nation's 47 prefectures.

The bulk of the damage was to crops, estimated at $37.8 million.

Damage to greenhouses totaled around $8.8 million, with damage to boats and fishing nets hitting just shy of one million dollars.

The storm wreaked havoc along the Pacific coast, traveling up the main island of Honshu before moving to the northeast.

The year's 21st typhoon caused flooding and triggered landslides in many regions including the Tokyo area.



 
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