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Natural disasters in China showed 6 features in 2012

Source:China Meteorological News Press

Recently many departments included Ministry of Civil Affair and General Office of National Committee for Disaster Reduction organized meetings to analyze the conditions of natural disasters of China in 2012.

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USAID/OFDA East Asia and Pacific Newsletter July-August 2012

Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/OFDA)
East Asia and Pacific Region, Regional Office for Asia-Pacific, Bangkok, Thailand

DISASTER RESPONSE

Assisting Flood-Affected Communities in the Philippines

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Pest damage worsens in rice-producing provinces

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CHANGSHA, Aug. 28 (Xinhua) -- Pests are posing an increasing challenge for the country's major rice-producing areas amid an important harvest year, according to agricultural officials.

The Ministry of Agriculture (MOA) held a meeting on pest control with officials from the provinces of Hunan, Zhejiang, Fujian, Jiangxi, Guangdong and Sichuan, as well as Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, on Monday in Changsha, capital of Hunan.

Ye Zhenqin, chief of the ministry's crop farming department, said the provinces are suffering from "unbelievably severe" pest damage.

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Five characteristics of typhoons since flood season this year

At 5:15 today, the 14th typhoon Tembin located at Mudan Township, Pingtung County of Taiwan Province. The number of typhoons landing in China in August has exceeded historical extremes so far. Qian Chuanhai, Director of the typhoon and ocean forecast center of CMA, said since the flood season this year, the number of typhoons landing in China is more than normal years. The landing phase is more concentrated and has affected a wider range of areas. Compared to the same period in history, it breaks a number of records.

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U.S. Government Provides $100,000 for Disaster Relief in Response to Severe Flooding in China

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Beijing — Since January, severe flooding caused by torrential rainfall and a series of typhoons has affected more than 205 million people in all but a few of China’s provinces, municipalities and autonomous regions.

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More relief funding as tropical storm nears

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China's ministries of finance and civil affairs on Tuesday jointly allocated 518 million yuan (81.4 million U.S. dollars) to back typhoon relief work as southeastern regions are expected to be hit by tropical storm Kai-tak in the next few days.

The money will be mainly used for living aid for local residents, the reconstruction of damaged houses and compensating bereaved families. It will cover areas in Hebei, Liaoning, Jiangsu, Fujian, Shandong, Hubei and Hunan that have already been battered by typhoons.

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Typhoons leave 51 Chinese dead, 21 missing

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English.news.cn 2012-08-13 20:40:06

BEIJING, Aug. 13 (Xinhua) -- Three consecutive typhoons that have hit Chinese coastal areas in the past two weeks have caused 51 deaths and left 21 people missing as of Monday, according to the country's Ministry of Civil Affairs.

Typhoons Saola, Damrey and Haikui have influenced over 30 million people in 12 provincial regions, said a statement issued on Monday by the ministry.

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Early and good service provided for typhoon prevention

When typhoon Saola, Damrey and Haikui come one by one rarely in a short time, China Meteorological Administration has strengthened the monitor, early warning and service. Up to 490 million times of warning text messages have been released by the meteorological departments in Shanghai, Jiangsu, Zhejiang, Anhui, Fujian, Jiangxi, Shandong, and Liaoning, which played a very important role in disaster mitigation.

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China: Floods - Information Bulletin no 2

Typhoons Saola, Damrey and more recently Haikui have brought the heaviest rains to northern and southern provinces along China’s eastern coast since the beginning of August. The heaviest hit provinces include Liaoning province in the northeast, Hebei in the north, central Hubei province, southeast Fujian province, Shandong, Jiangsu, Anhui and Zhejiang provinces along the eastern region and Shanghai which sits along the central eastern coast and through China’s eastern coastal regions. As of 9 August, 40 people have been confirmed dead and 13 others remained missing.

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Red Cross responds to triple typhoons

By Afrhill Rances and Joe Cropp

Red Cross societies in the Philippines and China are providing emergency relief to flood affected communities after triple typhoons swept across the region, triggering torrential rain, floods and landslides.

In the Philippines, the rains have swamped a large portion of Metro Manila, and killed more than 50 people throughout the country.

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IDP News Alert, 8 August 2012

IDP News Alert is a bi-weekly summary of selected global news on internally displaced persons, compiled by the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC) of the Norwegian Refugee Council. The IDP News Alert is also available online.

Northeast India: 400’000 people internally displaced following violent riots

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Typhoon causes widespread damage in China

08/08/2012 17:18 GMT

SHANGHAI, Aug 8, 2012 (AFP) - A typhoon slammed into eastern China on Wednesday, the country's third in a week, killing at least three people and causing more than $1.5 billion in damage, state media said.

Typhoon Haikui made landfall early on Wednesday morning in Zhejiang province south of Shanghai, after authorities moved nearly two million people to safety, the official Xinhua news agency said.

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China braces as typhoon threatens Shanghai

08/07/2012 09:19 GMT

Shanghai, Aug 7, 2012 (AFP) - China rushed to evacuate more than 400,000 people on Tuesday as the most powerful typhoon since 2005 threatened the commercial hub of Shanghai, the government and state media said.

Typhoon Haikui was expected to make landfall in Zhejiang province, just south of Shanghai, late Tuesday or early Wednesday, the China Meteorological Administration said.

Shanghai officials fear the storm could be the worst since 2005, when Typhoon Matsa killed seven people in the city, state media said.

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Typhoon-triggered rainstorm leaves 23 dead, 9 missing

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WUHAN/SHENYANG/BEIJING, Aug. 6 (Xinhua) -- Twenty-three people have been confirmed dead and nine others remained missing after typhoons Damrey and Saola tore through China's eastern coastal regions over the weekend, local authorities said Monday.

As of 5 p.m. Monday, 14 people had been confirmed dead and five remained missing due to heavy rain in 14 counties and districts in central China's Hubei province, which was hit by Saola, the provincial flood control headquarters said in its latest brief.

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Typhoon Damrey (as of 6 Aug 2012) - Location Map

6 Aug 2012 - On 2 August, Typhoon Damrey triggered heavy rain and floods, affecting nearly 17 million people in China’s Liaoning and Hebei Provinces. At least 10 people have died, five are missing and 289,000 have been evacuated.

Link: Authorities launch relief operation in flood-hit NE China

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China braces for record third typhoon in a week

08/06/2012 07:03 GMT

Beijing, Aug 6, 2012 (AFP) - China braced on Monday for a record third typhoon in a week after two powerful storms smashed into its eastern coast over the weekend leaving at least 14 people dead and large areas under water.

Over 1.24 million people were evacuated from areas in seven provinces and five people were missing after Typhoons Saola and Damrey drenched the coastline from Friday, state press said in initial damage reports.

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Typhoon-triggered rainstorm leaves 14 dead, 5 missing

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WUHAN/SHENYANG, Aug. 6 (Xinhua) -- At least 14 people have been confirmed dead and five others remained missing after typhoons Damrey and Saola tore through China's eastern coastal regions over the weekend, local authorities said Monday.

As of 2 p.m. Monday, at least five people had been confirmed dead and one remained missing due to heavy rain in the cities of Shiyan and Xiangyang in central China's Hubei province, said the provincial flood control headquarters.

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7 Chinese provinces hit hard by double typhoons

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Typhoons Saola and Damrey had caused severe and widespread damage in seven, mostly coastal provinces in China, authorities said Sunday.

Windstorms, floods and mudslides caused by Saola, the ninth typhoon of the year, resulted in six deaths, two missing and the relocation of nearly 1.03 million people in the provinces of Jiangsu, Zhejiang, Fujian, Jiangxi and Shandong, according to a statement from the National Commission for Disaster Reduction and the Ministry of Civil Affairs.

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Authorities launch relief operation in flood-hit NE China

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BEIJING, Aug. 5 (Xinhua) -- China has launched relief operation in northeastern province of Liaoning and northern province of Hebei where millions of people were affected by floods caused by Typhoon Damrey.

The National Commission for Disaster Reduction and the Ministry of Civil Affairs sent two teams to the flood-hit regions to direct relief work, according to a ministry statement on Sunday.

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Typhoon Haikui approaching China's eastern coast

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HANGHZOU, Aug. 5 (Xinhua) -- Tyhoon Haikui has strengthened into a severe tropical storm and is approaching the coastal area of east China's Zhejiang Province, the National Meteorological Center (NMC) said on Sunday.

The NMC said that Haikui has entered the eastern part of the East China Sea around 5 p.m. and is moving northwestward at 15 kilometers per hour.

Haikui, the 11th typhoon of the year, was moving northwestward 200 kilometers off Japan's southernmost Okinawa prefecture early Sunday morning.