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Extreme Rain Events Destroy Thousands More Homes in NE China

Posted by feww on August 9, 2013

Extreme Rain Events Destroy Homes, Ruin Crops, Affecting hundreds of thousands in NE China

Since early July, Extreme Rain Events in Daqing City in northeast China’s Heilongjiang Province have destroyed or damaged more than 2,100 homes in 68 towns and villages, local authorities said.

Widespread flooding triggered by the torrential rains have “ruined 133,000 hectares of crops or plants, resulting in direct economic losses of 480 million yuan (78.4 million U.S.dollars),” said the report.

“In the worst-hit Lindian County, 115,000 people have been affected, and 1,152 houses have collapsed.”

flooding in NE China 8Aug2013Original caption: The water level of the Songhua River rises in Jilin City, northeast China’s Jilin Province, Aug. 8, 2013. Jilin City has suffered continuous rainfall since Wednesday night, which caused the water level of the Songhua River rises to 188.67 meters in the city. Yellow alert on thunder and blue alert on torrential rain have been released by Jilin provincial meteorological observatory. (Xinhua). More images…

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