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Global Flooding and Landslide Headlines

Posted by feww on June 17, 2010

Deadly Flooding in the French Riviera

At least 20 people have been killed, 12 are missing and about 2,000 others have been rescued from the flood stricken southern France.  The authorities said about 1,900 firefighters and police officers were mobilized in the rescue effort.

France’s  national weather service  said up to 40cm (15.7in) of rain had fallen since Tuesday, and warned of more rainstorm in the region.

About 100,000 people have been without electricity across the flood-stricken  region,  reports say.

The floods are said to be the worst in the region since for nearly 200 years.

Myanmar

“Floods and landslides have killed at least 46 people in northwest Myanmar and rescue workers are evacuating residents affected by the incessant rains, official media said Thursday.” AP reported.

India, China Flooding

Rescuers try to salvage a mini-van submerged in the flood in Nanping City, southeast China’s Fujian Province, on June 15, 2010. (Xinhua/Zhang Guojun). Image may be subject to copyright.

Up to a 100  people have been killed and more than 70 are missing as heavy floods inundated parts of India and China.

“Heavy rains caused havoc in India’s largest city of Mumbai, hitting the movement of air and rail traffic and shutting off electricity in some areas, a report said.

“Thousands of buildings and kilometers of roads have been destroyed by flooding in south-eastern China. Almost 1.5 million people there have been affected by the floods. About 600 flights were grounded at Beijing’s Capital Airport. ”

Up to 300 Killed, Dozens  Missing, 1.3 million Evacuated after the Latest Round of China Rainstorms, Landslides

Floods have caused substantial damage in 21 provinces in China since January, causing at least 24 billion yuan (3.5 billion U.S. dollars) in direct economic losses, the Office of State Flood Control and Drought Relief Headquarters said in a statement, Xinhua reported.

The 2010 economic losses so far 370 percent higher than last year, the statement said.

“A total of [up to 300] people died and [up to 100] other[s] were missing due to the floods, with 2 million hectares of crops affected, according to the statement.”

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