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Mass Evacuations in Chinese Island Floods

Posted by feww on December 16, 2013

EXTREME RAIN EVENT

150,000 people forced to flee their homes in Hainan, S. China

Extreme Rain Events have triggered severe flooding swamping villages and townships in south China’s Hainan Province since Friday, local authorities said on Sunday, reported Xinhua.

Total rainfall of about 510 mm fell on parts of Wanning City in Hainan, with an average of 300 mm in eight townships surrounding the city, said the report.

Authorities used speedboats to evacuate local residents from inundated areas.

“Hainan Meteorological Service said the rain is expected to last through Monday in the east of the province. It said the weather poses challenges for rescue work and warned of floods and landslides in rain-battered areas.”

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Original caption: Local residents tansport belongings in a flooded area in Wanning City, south China’s Hainan Province, Dec. 15, 2013. Heavy rain continued to hit Wanning City from Friday night to Sunday. A total of 80,000 residents have been transferred to safe regions. (Xinhua/Zhang Yongfeng). More images…

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Vietnam Evacuates 250,000 ahead of NARI

Posted by feww on October 14, 2013

Typhoon NARI to impact Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia and Thailand

Vietnamese government has begun evacuating about 250,000 people from the country’s central coastal areas in the projected path of Typhoon NARI.

The typhoon is making landfall in central Vietnam early Tuesday (UTC) with sustained winds of about 125km/hr.

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Typhoon NARI. IR/WV Difference satellite image recorded at 11:32UTC on October 14, 2013. Source: CIMSS/SSEC/WISC. Enhanced by FIRE-EARTH.

The Philippines

NARI killed at least 26 people in Central Luzon, Philippines, over the weekend, with many more reported as missing, affecting tens of thousands of people in the region.

The typhoon left at least 60 towns submerged under floodwater in Aurora, Bulacan, Nueva Ecija, Pampanga and Zambales provinces, destroying or damaging scores of homes and tens of thousands of hectares of crops.

Typhoon NARI will impact Vietnam, China’s Hainan Province, Laos, Cambodia and Thailand in the next few days.

China

Heavy rains which began battering Hainan Province, the southern part of Guangdong Province and the southeastern part of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region early Sunday are expected to intensify,  prompting Hainan province to issue a “red alert,” said a report.

Cambodia

NARI is forecast to dump moderate-to-heavy rains on more than half of Cambodia’s 24 provinces, said the Ministry of Water Resources and Meteorology on Monday.

“The country has been hit by Mekong River [flooding] and flash floods in recent weeks. Nhim Vanda, vice-president of the National Committee for Disaster Management, said Monday that in the last four weeks, floods have claimed at least 122 lives and affected some 1.5 million people,” said a report.

Additionally, floodwaters have submerged 250,000 hectares of rice paddies, and destroyed or damaged 110 km of national roads and more than 300 km of gravel roads, the report said.

More details to follow…

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Torrential rains deluge Hainan, S China

Posted by feww on October 5, 2010

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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.

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