Typhoon Vicente - Jul 2012
Typhoon Vincent made landfall as a category 4 storm in the Quangdong province in southern China on 24 Jul 2012, killing three people, toppling 300 houses and damaging 13,600 hectares of crops (Xinhua, 24 Jul 2012). In neighboring Guangxi, 400,000 people were affected (Xinhua, 26 Jul 2012). The typhoon weakened quickly into a tropical depression and then into a low pressure zone, causing heavy rainfall in northern Viet Nam, where nine people were killed, mainly due to landslides and drowning (UN Country Team, 27 Jul 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.
Since the beginning of this year, natural disasters have killed 121 people and injured 225 others and caused property damages of VND1,741 billion.
In a recent telegram, the National Steering Committee for Flood and Storm Prevention and Control asked all municipal and provincial People’s Committees to brace themselves for more natural calamities in the coming time.
To minimize human and property losses, they should take preventive measures against flash floods, storms and landslides, especially in mountainous and remote areas.
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.
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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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.
The Organization Department of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee has allocated 10 million yuan (1.59 million U.S. dollars), taken from paid membership dues, to fund disaster relief work in nine regions hit hard by recent torrential rains and floods.
The money has been sent to Inner Mongolia and the provinces of Hebei, Jiangxi, Shandong, Hubei, Hunan and Guizhou, as well as the cities of Chongqing and Beijing, to help locals combat flooding and take care of basic necessities, according to a Thursday statement from the department.