China – Heavy Rain and Floods (ECHO Daily Flash of 16 May 2013)

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On Monday 13 May, continuous rain and consequent floods have affected more than 3.47 million people in 204 counties and cities in 12 provincial-level regions.

Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region and the provinces of Hunan and Guizhou are the most affected regions.

A total of 19 people reported dead, 187,000 are in urgent need of resettlement and assistance. The rain has toppled some 5,000 houses, damaged another 46,000 and destroyed 26,900 hectares of crops.

Relief materials including cotton tents, quilts, folding beds and sleeping bags are being transferred to the affected areas.