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07 Jan 2013 description

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.

03 Oct 2012 description

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


Assisting Flood-Affected Communities in the Philippines

03 Sep 2012 description
report Hong Kong Red Cross

Situation Update Since May 2012, China has been successively affected by typhoons and torrential rain, more than 10 provinces were affected by floods with different extent. In August, the flooding situation was further escalated by typhoons and heavy rain; in which, Guangdong, Guangxi, Sichuan, Anhui, and Zhejiang were severely hit.

28 Aug 2012 description
report Xinhua

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.

24 Aug 2012 description

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.

23 Aug 2012 description

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Myanmar: The plight of the Rohingya people

17 Aug 2012 description
report Hong Kong Red Cross

Situation Update

Since this May, China has been continuously affected by torrential rain and flooding nationwide. The recent typhoons, Soala, Damrey and Haikui escalated the effect of the disasters, resulting in tens of millions of people affected. Situation in Hebei, Zhejiang and Anhui provinces were most severe.

17 Aug 2012 description

Media Note

Public Affairs Section
United States Embassy, Beijing
Tel: 8531-3000 Fax: 8531-4040
Website: http://eng.embassyusa.cn

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.

14 Aug 2012 description
report Xinhua

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.

13 Aug 2012 description
report Xinhua

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.

13 Aug 2012 description
report Xinhua

English.news.cn 2012-08-13 20:42:16

BEIJING, Aug. 13 (Xinhua) -- Insurers have assessed that damage caused by typhoon Haikui has reached 1.46 billion yuan (230 million U.S. dollars), according to an announcement on Monday by China's insurance regulator.

The figure was calculated based on claims filed for property loss in typhoon-swept regions as of Monday, the China Insurance Regulatory Commission (CIRC) said in a statement.

13 Aug 2012 description

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.

13 Aug 2012 description
report Xinhua

English.news.cn 2012-08-11 22:36:56

HEFEI, Aug. 11 (Xinhua) -- East China's Anhui Province has recorded an economic loss of 3.28 billion yuan (515.69 million U.S.dollars) since severe tropical storm Haikui entered the province on Wednesday night, local authorities said Saturday.

Haikui has brought about gales and heavy rains to the province, killing three people and affecting more than 3 million during the last three days, according to the provincial civil administration department.

13 Aug 2012 description
report Xinhua

English.news.cn 2012-08-11 20:35:33

BEIJING, Aug. 11 (Xinhua) -- China's central authorities initiated a level-four emergency plan at 4 p.m. Saturday in response to torrential rains and flooding caused by typhoon Haikui in east China's Jiangxi province.

The National Commission for Disaster Reduction and the Ministry of Civil Affairs have dispatched teams to help with the relief work.

Over one million people were affected by the disasters, while some 145,000 had been evacuated, provincial civil affairs authorities have reported.

10 Aug 2012 description
report Xinhua

English.news.cn 2012-08-10 20:51:29

• More than 330,000 people in east China's Jiangxi Province have been affected by typhoon Haikui.

• As of 5 p.m. Friday, over 33,780 residents had been relocated in the province.

• No casualties have been reported in Jiangxi.

NANCHANG, Aug. 10 (Xinhua) -- More than 330,000 people in east China's Jiangxi Province have been affected by typhoon Haikui, local authorities said Friday.

10 Aug 2012 description

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.

10 Aug 2012 description
report Xinhua

English.news.cn 2012-08-10 13:17:26

DAISHAN, Zhejiang, Aug. 10 (Xinhua) -- The death toll from a flood that occurred Friday morning following a dam breach in the city of Zhoushan in east China's Zhejiang Province has risen to 10, local rescuers said.

The floog also injured 27 people, said officials with the county information office.

The 28.5-meter-high dam of the Shenjiakeng Reservoir, a rainwater pooling dam in Daishan county, collapsed around 5 a.m., officials said.

10 Aug 2012 description
report Xinhua

English.news.cn 2012-08-09 20:01:32

BEIJING, Aug. 9 (Xinhua) -- Officials and experts have been sent to rainstorm-battered Anhui province in east China to aid in local relief efforts, the Ministry of Civil Affairs said Thursday.

According to the local governments in Anhui, heavy downpours caused by typhoon Haikui have left one dead and affected more than 1.76 million people in the province, including 163,000 people who had to be relocated.

10 Aug 2012 description
report Xinhua

English.news.cn 2012-08-09 20:25:44

HEFEI, Aug. 9 (Xinhua) -- Typhoon Haikui, which was downgraded to a severe tropical storm as of 4 p.m. Wednesday, slammed east China's Anhui province Wednesday night.

Haikui, which made landfall in the coastal province of Zhejiang at 3:20 a.m. Wednesday, has brought heavy downpours to east China and left three people dead as of Thursday.

09 Aug 2012 description
report Xinhua

English.news.cn 2012-08-09 20:30:14

BEIJING, Aug. 9 (Xinhua) -- More than 6 million people had been affected by Typhoon Haikui in four provinces as of 8 a.m. Thursday, the country's flood control authority said.

Typhoon Haikui, which made landfall early Wednesday morning in east China's Zhejiang province, has destroyed 7,561 houses and 388,180 hectares of cropland in Zhejiang, Jiangsu and Anhui provinces, and Shanghai, according to a statement on the website of the State Flood Control and Drought Relief Headquarters.