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Landslides Claim More Lives in South China

Posted by feww on July 9, 2010

Flooding and landslide disasters leave at least 27 dead, 6 missing and tens of thousands evacuated in south China

More rain-triggered landslides killed at least 27 people, with six others reported missing, and tens of thousands were evacuated in south China as roads and railway lines were out in south China, a report said.

“In the hardest-hit Chongqing Municipality, at least eight people had died, one remain missing and 27,000 were relocated, local authorities said late Friday.”

“The heaviest rain this summer started to batter Chongqing from Thursday night, with Huatian Township in Youyang County recording the largest rainfall of 241.6 mm. Water levels in most rivers in Chongqing have risen above warning levels.”

Fenshui and Sanzheng townships in Wanzhou District of Chongqing were left submerged in 1.2-meter deep floodwater. More…

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China, Vietnam Submereged Under Floods

Posted by feww on July 8, 2009

Earth Observatory Image [acquired June 29, 2009 – July 5, 2009]

Intense Rain Floods China and Vietnam

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Floods swept across southern China and northern Vietnam in the wake of several days of extreme rain in early July 2009. This image, based on data collected by the Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM) satellite, shows rainfall anomalies for the week of June 29 through July 5, 2009. Blue indicates regions where rainfall was much heavier than average, while brown indicates that less rain fell than average. A broad swath of blue covers southern China and northern Vietnam, revealing patterns of heavy rain during the week. NASA image courtesy Jesse Allen based on data provided by the TRMM team. Caption by Holli Riebeek.

Widespread flooding and landslides have killed 75 people, with up to 1.5 million people left homeless in southern China, according to various reports. In Vietnam, up to 50 people may have died from severe weather, and dozens are missing. More intense rain was forecast in the region.

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