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Major Flooding in China

Posted by feww on July 3, 2017

Deadly Rainstorms, Flooding, Mudslides Plague Central, S and SW China

“Days of torrential rain in central China’s Hunan Province raised the water level of the Xiangjiang River, a major tributary of the Yangtze River, to exceed its record flood level Sunday morning [The water level in the section of the river in Changsha, capital of Hunan, reached 39.21 meters surpassing previous record set by a massive flood in 1998.]”

“Hunan has experienced severe flooding after ongoing torrential rain over the last 10 days. Since June 22, flooding has inundated parts of several cities, forced 311,300 people to evacuate, damaged 295,160 hectares of crops and destroyed 6,369 houses,” Xinhua reported.

“Hunan has experienced severe flooding after ongoing torrential rain over the last 10 days. Since June 22, flooding has inundated parts of several cities, forced 311,300 people to evacuate, damaged 295,160 hectares of crops and destroyed 6,369 houses.”

The latest round of torrential rains lashed 832 towns in southern and eastern Hunan province, and affected more than 230,000 people in 20 counties and districts in Guangxi province, leaving several dead or missing.

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