BEIJING, July 13 (Xinhua) -- Heavy rain continues in most parts of China on Friday, causing floods and traffic disruptions, forcing people to evacuate and tourist attractions to close.
The second flood peak of the Yangtze River this year has formed in its upper reaches, with severe flooding occurring in many branches of the river, according to the hydrology bureau of the Yangtze River water resources commission.
Editor: Mu Xuequan
BEIJING, July 12 (Xinhua) -- China's disaster relief authorities launched a level IV emergency response plan Thursday to help flood victims in west China's Sichuan and Gansu provinces.
About 932,000 people in Sichuan Province were affected by floods caused by heavy rains by midday Thursday, with three deaths and 101,000 people evacuated. Over 600 houses fell and 36,900 hectares of farmland were flooded. The province suffered direct economic losses worth 2.4 billion yuan (360.1 million U.S. dollars).
FUZHOU, July 11 (Xinhua) -- Typhoon Maria, the eighth this year, made landfall at around 9:10 a.m. Wednesday in Lianjiang County, east China's Fujian Province, bringing gales of up to 42 meters per second at its eye, according to local meteorological authorities.
Chen Zuliang of the county flood control office said that more than 8,000 people had been evacuated. More than 6,800 people are on standby for rescue missions or to repair damage.
HEFEI, July 5 (Xinhua) -- Heavy downpours since Wednesday and ensuing floods have affected 160,000 people in east China's Anhui Province, local authorities said Thursday.
As of 5 p.m. Thursday, heavy rain and floods had damaged 6,240 hectares of crops and more than 300 houses, according to the provincial civil affairs bureau.
It is estimated that the floods have caused economic losses of more than 80 million yuan (around 12 million U.S. dollars).
Editor: Lu Hui
CHENGDU/XI'AN, July 4 (Xinhua) -- Torrential rain has battered several provinces in China, leaving multiple casualties and affecting the lives of tens of thousands of people.
In southwest China's Sichuan Province, at least seven people were killed and another seven injured in flooding and landslides caused by continuous downpours since Sunday.
Strong precipitation has hit more than eight cities in western and northeastern Sichuan, causing 64 geological disasters.