Daily Archives: July 11, 2017

8 killed, 9 missing after flood hits south China


New China TV

Published on Jul 3, 2017

Eight people have been confirmed dead after a rainstorm-triggered flood hit Quanzhou County in south China’s Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region. Rescuers are racing against time to relocate people to safe places.

Heavy rains bring record flooding to Central, Southern China


CGTN America

Published on Jul 3, 2017

In the city of Xiangxiang, more than 1,300 high school students were forced to evacuate their dormitories.

BBC news on China flood already damaged $1.33 billion government property


Rise of the India

Published on Jul 3, 2017

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China flood damaged $1.33billion government property and 33 dead
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More rain forecast in coming days, as South China floods kill 15, thousands evacuated


ETV Andhra Pradesh

Published on Jul 3, 2017

More rain forecast in coming days, as South China floods kill 15, thousands evacuated

China: Flooding caused $4bn in damage in southern provinces


Al Jazeera English

Published on Jul 5, 2017

China: Flooding caused $4bn in damage in southern provinces

Widespread flooding across southern China has left at least 56 dead and caused about $4bn worth of damage.

Eleven days of heavy rain wiped out crops, damaged fish farms and forced the largest hydropower plant to slash capacity.

Al Jazeera’s Florence Looi reports Hunan, the worst-hit province.

Dozens killed in China floods as rivers overflow


World News

Published on Jul 11, 2017

At least 56 people have been killed and 22 are missing as heavy rains pummeled southern China, flooding towns, cutting off power and destroying houses, officials said on Tuesday.

Water levels in more than 60 different rivers have risen above warning levels, forcing more than 1.2 million people to evacuate.

Authorities said more than 38,000 homes have collapsed and nearly 880,000 hectares of crops have been damaged.

The Chinese government said it has disbursed $103m in emergency aid so far to help southern and central provinces deal with the flooding.

The annual floods have been even greater than normal and the past week has been particularly wet.

Changsa, the capital city of the province of Hunan, recorded nearly half a metre of rain in a week. This amount is well above the average and is nearer what could be expected on average throughout June, July, August and September put together.

Across Hunan, the flooding has forced hundreds of thousands of people to evacuate, damaged crops and destroyed houses, causing a total direct economic loss of $1.22bn, the provincial civil affairs office said.

The river Laodao, a tributary to the mighty Yangtse, exceeded its previous depth and set a new record. At nearly 40 metres, it required a 5km sandbank levee in a failed attempt to save Changsa from flooding.

Rising water levels left Orange Isle, a popular tourist destination in Changsha, almost completely submerged, with only roofs and trees peaking out above the floodwater.

The Yangtse itself, Asia’s longest river and with a capacity to match, has burst its banks in Hunan.

According to the State Flood Control and Drought Relief Headquarters, continuous, heavy rain that started in mid-June has caused the water of 10 major tributaries of the Yangtze, as well as 89 middle and small-sized ones, to rise to record levels.

Over the past two days, the seasonal monsoon rainband, the meiyu-baiu front, has eased off in Hunan but reinvigorated in the southwestern province of Guangxi.

The water levels in the rivers of northern Guangxi are now a major concern, most having exceeded the warning line.

The forecast for the next couple of days sees much reduced rainfall in the currently flooded areas, although another 100mm is still possible in Anhui.

More worryingly, the area likely to receive heavy rain next is in Sichuan province, in the area of a recent fatal mountainside collapse.

China Floods 2017 : Kills 8 within one day | Polimer News


Polimer News

Published on Jul 11, 2017

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Catastrophic flood affects 10 million – 40,000+ homes collapse – MASSIVE river sets record


MrMBB333

Published on Jul 4, 2017

July 4, 2017: Massive rivers in central and south central China are at maximum capacity and the overflow is flooding millions of people from historic rainfall that began just a few days ago. Dozens of people have perished and many are missing. 10’s of thousands of homes have been wiped out by the incredible force of the flood waters.

At least 33 people have been killed and 15 are still missing since June 22, 2017 in at least 8 central and southern provinces of China, including Hunan, Hubei, Anhui, Sichuan, and Guizhou, China’s Ministry of Civil Affairs said today. Water levels in more than 60 rivers have recently risen above warning levels. Xiangjiang River in Changsha, the capital of Hunan, reached a record high of 39.51 meters (129.6 feet) early July 3, higher than the previous record of 39.18 meters (128.54 feet) set by a massive flood in 1998.

Between 100 and 300 mm (3.9 – 11.8 inches) of rain were recorded since June 29 in central and southern Guizhou, Guangxi, Hunan, northern Jiangxi, eastern Hubei, southern Anhui and other parts. Guilin, Guangxi, Jiujiang, Loudi and Xiangtan recorded between 420 and 486 mm (16.5 – 19.1 inches). On July 1, Guilin, Wuzhou, Yongzhou, and Xiangtan saw between 200 – 240 mm (7.9 and 9.4 inches), Gullin registered between 250 – 407 mm (9.8 – 16 inches), and the largest three-hour rainfall of 150 – 203 mm (5.9 – 8 inches).

In Hunan Province, the worst hit, floods affected 6.616 million people, 24 people were killed and 8 are still missing. 16 000 houses collapsed and 171 000 were damaged.

Bangladesh could see the same in coming days as climate conditions are favorable for more intense flooding events. Bangladesh is home to over 160 million people.

China floods: Dozens killed, more than a million evacuated – BBC News


BBC News

Published on Jul 5, 2017

Heavy rainfall has led to severe flooding in much of southern China.
The Yangtze river and many of its tributaries have overflowed, damaging crops, destroying houses and forcing people to evacuate.

VIDEO: Footage of floating cars hit by tremendous flash flood in CHINA