Over the past week, heavy rains in southern China caused severe floods and landslides affecting over 7.3 million people. A massive landslide in Xinmo village (Sichuan province), left at least 10 people dead and nearly 100 people still missing. The Government has deployed rescue teams to the affected areas. Red Cross Emergency Response Teams are also providing relief goods and support to the search and rescue operations. Heavy rainfall is forecasted in the coming days which could trigger additional landslides. (OCHA, 27 Jun 2017)
Heavy rains in the past few days have led to widespread flooding in southern China, killing over 15 and forcing the evacuation of tens and thousands of people. On July 3, 2017, China issued a grade-IV emergency response for rain and floods that have left 16 dead and 10 missing in Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region. Over 92,000 residents have been relocated, according to the regional civil affairs department. The disaster has caused around 2.9 billion yuan in direct economic losses. (Xinhua, 03 July 2017)
Meanwhile, thousands are battling floods in various provinces along the Yangtze River. In Hunan province, the Xiangjian River reached a record 39.51 meters on July 3, beating the previous record of 39.18 set by a flood in 1998. Floods have inundated houses, uprooted trees, damaged cars and sabotaged roads in Changsha, capital of Hunan. Around 16,000 people are on high alert for flooding in neighboring Hubei while 28,100 people are battling against floods in eastern Jiangxi Province. The Chinese government has set aside a total of 1.88 billion yuan (276.8 million US dollars) to aid disaster relief in 20 provinces and regions. (Xinhua, 03 July 2017)
Natural disasters killed 204 people in China in the first six months of 2017, according to the Ministry of Civil Affairs and the National Commission for Disaster Reduction. Floods and geological hazards accounted for 134 of these deaths. (Xinhua, 12 Jul 2017)
- Tropical Cyclone EIGHT-17, formed over South China Sea on 21 July and started moving north-northwest as a Tropical Depression toward Hainan province (China). On 21 July at 0.00 (UTC) its center was located 579 km south-east of Sanya city and it had maximum sustained winds of approx 56 km/h (Tropical Depression).
- Over the next 48 h, it is forecast to continue moving north-northwest, reaching Hainan on 22 July possibly as a Tropical Storm. Heavy rain may affect several areas of southern China and northern Vietnam.
CHANGCHUN, July 20 (Xinhua) -- Storms across northeast China since Wednesday have inundated parts of Jilin and Heilongjiang provinces, blocking road access and cutting communication networks to about 1,100 households.
In Yongji County, Jilin, where heavy downpours last week were linked to 18 deaths and 18 missing, rain on Wednesday evening flooded the county seat. No casualties have been reported yet.
The rain has been so heavy that vehicles including mini vans are submerged, according to reporters at the scene.
CHANGCHUN, July 17 (Xinhua) -- Eighteen people have died and another 18 remain missing after floods in China's northeastern city of Jilin, local authorities said Monday.
Heavy rain in the central and eastern parts of Jilin Province on Thursday and Friday left much of the province inundated.
The city of Jilin was severely flooded and more than 110,000 people had to be relocated, according to the city flood control and drought relief office.
NANNING, July 13 (Xinhua) -- Rain-triggered floods have swollen rivers and left more than 80,000 people affected in south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region.
Twenty rivers in the region have seen floods surpass warning levels, according to the regional hydrology and water resources bureau.
Rainstorms have battered 25 counties in Guangxi since Monday. As of 5 p.m. Wednesday, two people were killed and 83,600 people were affected as a result of floods. A total of 1,832 local residents were relocated, the regional civil affairs department said.
BEIJING, July 12 (Xinhua) -- Natural disasters killed 204 people in China in the first six months of this year, according to the Ministry of Civil Affairs and the National Commission for Disaster Reduction.
An additional 83 people are currently reported as missing, the authorities said in a statement Wednesday. According to the statement, floods and geological hazards were mainly to blame, accounting for 134 deaths.
Altogether, natural disasters caused 51.9 billion yuan (about 7.64 billion U.S. dollars) of direct economic losses.
Affected areas Raqqa governorate Cause of displacement Conflict Figures As many as 14,000 new conflict displacements between 5 and 22 June; as many as 443,000 returns between January and 30 June; about 31,000 cross border returns from Turkey, Lebanon,
Iraq, Jordan and Egypt between January and May
Source: Xinhua| 2017-07-09 19:19:44|Editor: Mengjie
CHANGSHA, July 9 (Xinhua) -- Severe rainfall in central China's Hunan Province since June has affected over 12 million people and left 83 dead or missing, the provincial government said Sunday.
Of the dead or missing, 28 were buried by landslides, 13 were washed away by flash floods, 22 died in collapsed buildings, four drowned, and 16 were killed or went missing due to ground collapses or other reasons.
Since May 2017, China has been affected by continuous rainstorms and hailstorms. In mid-June, the heaviest rainfall in the year caused severe floods and landslides in many provinces, with over 10 million people affected. Sichuan, Jiangxi, Guizhou, Hunan, Zhejiang and Guangxi provinces are amongst the hardest hit.
According to the Ministry of Civil Affairs, 11 provinces in the Mainland have been affected by floods and landslides since 29 June, latest situation as below:
No. of affected people: 11.08 million
June 2017 extended the spell of “exceptional global warmth” that has now lasted since mid-2015, according to the latest analysis from the Europe Centre for Medium Range Weather Forecasting Copernicus Climate Change Service. Average surface air temperatures were the second hottest on record, after June 2016.
CHANGSHA, July 7 (Xinhua) -- A total of 44 people have been died or missing after floods hit Ningxiang County in central China's Hunan Province, local flood prevention headquarters said Friday.
Heavy downpours pounded the county since June 22, leading to the area's worst natural disaster in 60 years. A total of 44 people died or remain unaccounted for, the headquarters said.
About 815,000 people, or 56 percent of the county's population, suffered property losses in the floods, it said.
Heavy rains have over the past week continued to affect the central and southern areas of China and most of Pakistan causing floods and flash floods.
CHANGSHA/NANNING, July 4 (Xinhua) -- A total of 47 people died and 22 are missing as floods wreaked havoc in central China's Hunan Province and Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region in the south. In Hunan, heavy rain starting on June 22 has killed 27 people with 8 missing.
The ensuing floods have forced the evacuation of more than 1.2 million people. More than 38,000 homes collapsed and nearly 880,000 hectares of crops were damaged. The water levels in Dongting Lake and several major rivers all rose above warning levels.
- Heavy rain is affecting several areas of the country causing floods and damages.
- According to national authorities, as of 4 July at 7.00 UTC, at least 33 people have been killed, 19 000 houses have been damaged and up to 9 500 0000 people have been affected in the provinces of Anhui, Jiangxi, Hubei, Hunan, Chongqing, Sichuan, Guizhou and in the region of Guangxi Zhuang.
- Over the next 24 h, moderate to locally heavy rain is expected to continue to affect the central, eastern and southern areas of the country.
BEIJING — China’s Finance Ministry on June 3 released 1.9 billion yuan (about $280 million) in emergency fund for flood relief in South China.
The funds will go to 20 provinces and autonomous regions including Guizhou, Hunan, Jiangxi and Zhejiang, where torrential rains in the past few days have caused severe floods.
The funds include 700 million yuan for evacuation of people, temporary living allowances, rebuilding of homes and compensating people for their losses, according to the Ministry.
BEIJING, July 3 (Xinhua) -- China issued a grade-IV emergency response on Monday for rain and floods that have left 16 people dead and 10 missing in south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region.
Heavy rain started in parts of Guangxi on Saturday, forcing the relocation of 92,000 residents, according to the regional civil affairs department.
The disaster has caused around 2.9 billion yuan (430 million U.S. dollars) in direct economic losses.
CHANGSHA, July 3 (Xinhua) -- Thousands of soldiers, armed police, civil servants and members of the public are battling floods in several provinces along the Yangtze River.
In Hunan Province, the water level at the Changsha monitoring station in the Xiangjiang River, a major Yangtze tributary, reached a record high of 39.51 meters early Monday, higher than the previous record of 39.18 meters set by a massive flood in 1998.
Floods have inundated houses, uprooted trees, damaged cars and sabotaged roads in Changsha, capital of Hunan.
More rain is forecast in coming days
BEIJING, July 3 (Reuters) - Torrential rain lashed parts of central and south China on Monday, with floods damaging crops, forcing hundreds of thousands from their homes and killing at least 33, while the north wilted in a heat wave and drought-like conditions.
Since May 2017, over 20 provinces in the Mainland have been affected by continuous rainstorms and hailstorms. On 21 June, the heaviest rainfall in the year has caused severe floods and landslides, affecting millions of people in 9 provinces, of which, Sichuan, Jiangxi, Guizhou, Hunan and Zhejiang provinces were particularly hard hit.
On 24 June, a massive landslide swept over Xinmo village of Sichuan province. According to the Ministry of Civil Affairs, as of 27 June, 10 people died, 93 were reported missing. Over 300 people were evacuated.
China - Floods UPDATE (CNCDR, CMA, WMO)
AFFECTED AREAS Mindanao: Davao del Sur, Lanao del Sur (ARMM), Maguindanao (ARMM), North Cotabato, Sarangani, Sultan Kudarat, Zamboanga del Norte provinces
CAUSE OF DISPLACEMENT Conflict, Disaster
FIGURES More than 35,000 new disaster displacements between 3 and 6 June; as many as 389,000 new conflict displacements between 23 May and 14 June; about 2,400 returns between 3 and 13 June