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Thousands of Towns and Villages Devastated by Floods in China

Posted by feww on July 18, 2013

Extreme Rain Events and floods destroy or damage an estimated 200,000 homes affecting 50 million people

Extreme rain events and devastating floods have left about 600 people dead or missing and affected up to 50 million others  in 30 provinces since the beginning of the year, authorities said.

The toll so far this year stands at

  • No of people killed by floods: at least 337 
  • No of people missing: 213
  • No of injuries: NOT released, possibly thousands
  • No of houses destroyed: at least 150,000
  • No of houses damaged: NOT released, probably hundreds of thousands
  • Farmland affected: 4 million hectares
  • Source: China’s Control and Drought Relief Headquarters (SFCDRH)

And the flood season hasn’t even started!

“China is expected to face serious flood control challenges in the next 30 days as it heads into flood season,” said a report quoting the State Flood Control and Drought Relief Headquarters.

This year’s flood season will run from about July 15 to Aug 15, authorities said.

Heavy rainfall is expected in northern and southwestern China, causing severe flooding in many major rivers, such as the upper reaches of the Yangtze, Haihe, Yellow, Songhua and Liaohe rivers.

Gansu, Shaanxi, Sichuan, Henan and Guangdong provinces should expect 24-hour rainfall amounts of up to 200 mm, said the National Meteorological Center.

Sichuan will be in the height of its rainy season over the next few months, possibly bringing more chaos to the already battered province.

“Since most of the same parts of Sichuan province will be hit again with heavy rainfall, severe floods, flash floods and mudslides are likely,” said a Ministry of Water Resources official. (Xinhua)

Meantime, Tropical Cyclone CIMARON, the eighth storm of the year, is forecast to make landfall  in Southeast China on Friday, just days after Tropical Storm SOULIK hit Fujian and Jiangxi provinces.

Sichuan Province

Rainstorms and floods hit 43 counties in Sichuan producing total  precipitations of 400 mm to 800 mm in Deyang and Dujiangyan, and 800 mm to 1,151 mm in some areas  between July 7 and 12, said deputy head of the Sichuan Provincial Meteorological Administration.

The extreme events destroyed 13,400 houses, affecting 3.47 million people and forcing at least 300,000 people to relocate.

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Unprecedented flooding in SW China forces 300,000 to evacuate

Posted by feww on September 19, 2011

Severe flooding inundates China’s Guang’an city (Sichuan Basin) and 49 townships and neighborhoods

The floodwater in Qujiang River, a tributary of the Jialing River that feeds the Yangtze, is expected to crest at 27.13 meters (10.6m above the alert level) the highest since record-keeping began in 1847: Report


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  • Sichuan province, China.Unprecedented flooding in Sichuan province (SW China) has forced about a third of a million people to evacuate the city of Guang’an (population: 4.5 million) which is located along the edge of the Sichuan Basin, and 49 townships and neighborhoods, a report said.
    • The floodwater in Qujiang River, a tributary of the Jialing River that feeds the Yangtze, is expected to crest at 27.13 meters (10.6m above the alert level) the highest since record-keeping began in 1847.
    • “About 2,000 homes have been toppled and more than 10,000 others have been damaged. In the city center alone, 40 streets have been submerged.” Said the report.
    • All major streets are expected to be submerged under up to 10 meters of floodwater in the deepest areas, experts have said.
  • India (The Himalayan Quake). Death toll from the Himalayan quake has climbed to at least 63 in India, Nepal and the Chinese region of Tibet, reports said.
    • At least a 100 people have been injured.
    • “The earthquake has loosened the hill-faces, and when it rains, it causes landslides. So the situation is still very dangerous,” said a spokesman for the Indo-Tibetan Border police.
  • Guatemala. A magnitude 5.8 earthquake which struck struck near Guatemala’s SW coast (14.332°N, 90.142°W; 53 km (32 miles) SE of Guatemala City; September 19, 2011 at 18:34 UTC)  at a depth of 30 – 40km has left at least 4 people dead and forced hundreds of others to evacuate their homes.
    • “In Chiquimulilla, there’s a landslide … where vehicles fell in and were buried. There are material damages to the vehicles and two fatalities reported so far,” volunteer fire brigade spokesman said.

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