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Deadly Rainstorms Devastate Large Swathes of China

Posted by feww on June 21, 2014

EXTREME WEATHER & CLIMATIC EVENTS
EXTREME RAIN EVENTS
DEADLY FLOODING
CROP DISASTERS
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Deadly Rainstorms, Severe Floods Affecting Millions in Central and southern China

 “Yellow Alerts” for rainstorm have been renewed for Hunan, Jiangxi, Anhui, Zhejiang, Fujian, Yunnan and Guangdong provinces, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region and Tibet Autonomous Region, and Shanghai, said the National Meteorological Center warning that torrential rains were expected to continue.

Millions of people are affected, more than 300,000 left homeless and dozens are dead or missing, as rainstorm continue to batter large swathes of central, east  and southern China.

Hunan Province

In Hunan Province, flooding has affected about 3 million people, leaving about 171,000 homeless, at least seven dead and four missing across 10  cities and 47 counties, according to the civil affairs authority.

“The rainstorms also caused severe damage to 9,700 houses and 122,700 hectares of crops, and direct economic losses of 1.57 billion yuan in the province,” said the report.

Jiangxi Province

“Jiangxi’s local bureau of civil affairs reported that at least five people had died across eight cities and 43 counties in the province as of 10 a.m. on Saturday. Downpours have swept the province since Wednesday,” said the report.

About 789,000 people have so far been affected, and 123,000 relocated.

“The rainstorms, which have caused the collapse of or substantial damage to 4,000 houses and affected 63,100 hectares of crops, have led to direct economic losses of 530 million yuan (84.85 million U.S. dollars) in Jiangxi,” Xinhua reported.

 Guangxi Province

Severe weather have affected at least 118,700 people, leaving 2,341 homeless and  at least  two dead, as of 3 p.m.  Saturday, according to the regional civil affairs department.

More rain and flooding expected through at least Sunday, said local meteorologists.

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