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Torrential rains deluge Hainan, S China

Posted by feww on October 5, 2010

Image of the Day

The Amphibious Policemen Direct Traffic in S China’s Hainan Province


Original Caption: Policemen direct city traffic in rain in Sanya, south China’s Hainan Province, Oct. 5, 2010. Heavy rains will hit Leizhou Peninsula and Hainan Province where heavy rain has pounded for four days and the average precipitation has exceeded 200 mm in most parts, according to the local weather bureau. (Xinhua/Xu Qintao). Image may be subject to copyright.

Landslide News: Torrential flood delays rescue work in S China landslide

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Nature Has the Right of Way

Posted by feww on August 21, 2010

Satellite Images of Massive Landslide in Zhouqu, China


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On August 8, 2010, unusually intense monsoon rains triggered devastating landslides and floods that buried a densely populated area in the center of the city. As of August 17, China’s official news agency reported [1,364] deaths with [401] people still missing [as of 4 p.m. Thursday.] This detailed image, from DigitalGlobe’s WorldView-2 satellite, shows the largest slide in the lower part of the city on August 10.” Source: NASA E/O. Download large image (5 MB, JPEG) acquired August 10, 2010

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China landslide death toll rises to 1,239


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Gansu Landslides: More of China Crumbles

Posted by feww on August 8, 2010

Massive landslides triggered by large scale flooding kill at least 127 people, leave 2,000 missing

The landslides have “leveled an area about 5 km long and 500 meters wide,” affecting at least 20,000 people a statement posted on the website of the provincial government said, Xinhua reported.


Original caption: Photo taken by mobile phone shows rescuers searching for missing personnel in Zhouqu County, Gannan Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture in northwest China’s Gansu Province, Aug. 8, 2010. At least 96 people have been confirmed dead in landslides triggered by torrential rains in Zhouqu County. (Xinhua)

“Someone said the fifth floor of my residential building had been submerged. People are busy looking for family members and friends,” said Li Tiankui, a resident who lived near the Bailong River.

Bailong River was blocked by debris which changed its course and formed a 3-km long lake, measuring 100 meters wide and 9 meters deep, and holding about 1.5 million cubic meters of water, the provincial flood control department said. More …

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