Heavy flooding in China – Over 140 dead and thousands of home damaged

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Heavy flooding in China – Over 140 dead and thousands of home damaged

Heavy Flooding in China - Over 140 Dead and Thousands of Homes Damaged.

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Heavy flooding in China – Over 140 dead and thousands of home damaged. Many parts of China have submerged into the water as heavy flood continues. China has raised its disaster relief fund.

Heavy flooding in China continues and thousands are homeless. Many people went missing and houses damaged. As per reports, over 140 people have already died due to the flooding.

Heavy flooding continues to put China in trouble as torrential rains batter multiple regions of the country. The flood began in June and many parts of the country have already submerged in water.

33 rivers of China have hit the highest record levels as flood continues and situation remains grim. These rivers have hit their highest levels in history during the current flood as per the reports from senior water ministry officials.

Ye Jianchun, the vice-minister of water resources, told a briefing that 433 rivers – as well as major lakes like the Dongting, the Poyang, and the Tai – have all risen beyond their warning levels since the flood season began in June.

“Going into the key flood-prevention period of late July to early August, the current trends remain grim on the Yangtze and the Lake Tai basins,” he said, adding that the belts of heavy rain that have lashed central China would eventually head north.

Average rainfall has been at its highest since records began in 1961. The emergency ministry said last Friday that 141 people were dead or missing, with economic losses at around 60 billion yuan ($8.57 billion).

Flood-control authorities throughout the Yangtze basin have already declared “red alerts” that cover major population centers such as Xianning, Jiujiang, and Nanchang.

A red alert has also been declared at the Poyang Lake, where water levels are more than 3 meters higher than normal, another record high.

News Source: Reuters

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