Back to Back Rainstorms Destroy Thousands of Homes in China
Posted by feww on July 23, 2015
Deadly storms destroy homes, crops and infrastructure in central and southern China
Extreme weather events continue to wreak havoc across vast swathes of central and southern China, destroying homes, crops and public infrastructure.
Back-to-back storms have affected about a million people, forcing 150,000 to flee their homes in several Chinese provinces, reported the official Xinhua news.
“In central China’s Hunan Province, more than 9,000 people have been relocated since a rainstorm started on Wednesday, according to the provincial flood control and drought relief headquarters.”
At least four people have died and another five are missing after in Liancheng County, eastern Fujian Province, after severe flooding swamped the streets and cut off power, early Wednesday, said the report.
More than 60,000 hectares of crops have been destroyed or damaged.