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14 Nov 2018 description
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Editor: Yurou

BEIJING, Nov. 13 (Xinhua) -- Chinese authorities on Monday initiated a national emergency response after a landslide hit southwest China, leading to the formation of a barrier lake.

The China National Commission for Disaster Reduction and the Ministry of Emergency Management jointly activated a level-IV emergency response, the lowest level, on Monday, the ministry said in a statement.

12 Nov 2018 description
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Editor: ZX

LHASA, Nov. 11 (Xinhua) -- More than 25,000 people have been evacuated as the water levels continue to rise in a landslide-formed barrier lake in Tibet Autonomous Region, local authorities said Sunday.

The municipal government of Changdu in Tibet said the water level has risen 57.44 meters with an estimated 469 million cubic meters of water storage as of 9 a.m. on Sunday.

As of Saturday, 42 temporary settlements, equipped with basic living necessities, have been set up for relocated villagers, with medical teams stationed near the settlements.

11 Nov 2018 description
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Editor: Yurou

CHENGDU, Nov. 10 (Xinhua) -- A total of 17,307 people have been evacuated as water levels continued to rise in a landslide-formed lake in southwest China's Sichuan Province, local authorities said Saturday.

The government of Garze Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture said the lake, formed by mud blocking the Jinsha River, had inundated a farmhouse and a suspension bridge in the Jinsha Township.

05 Nov 2018 description
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BEIJING, Nov. 4 (Xinhua) -- A joint work team has been dispatched to the landslide-hit area, where a barrier lake has possibly formed, in southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region Sunday, according to China's Ministry of Emergency Management (MEM).

25 Oct 2018 description
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BEIJING, Oct. 24 (Xinhua) -- Chinese authorities have allocated funds and supplies to landslide-hit Tibet Autonomous Region as well as Sichuan and Yunnan provinces in southwest China to support disaster relief work.

Granted by the Ministry of Finance and the Ministry of Emergency Management (MEM) on Tuesday, a relief fund of 135 million yuan (about 19.5 million U.S. dollars) has been allocated to landslide-hit areas together with 3,000 tents, 30,000 cotton-padded coats and quilts, and 15,000 folding beds.

20 Oct 2018 description
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2018-10-19 22:21:02 | Editor: mmm

LHASA, Oct. 19 (Xinhua) -- Water levels are dropping after an overflow at a barrier lake formed after a landslide in the Yarlung Tsangpo River in southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region, local officials said Friday.

The barrier lake was formed near a village in Menling County after landslides on Wednesday and Thursday blocked the river's waterway. Rising water has forced the evacuation of over 7,100 people in the area as of 5:00 p.m. Thursday, Xiao He, vice-mayor of Nyingchi said at a press conference.

18 Oct 2018 description
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BEIJING, Oct. 16 (Xinhua) -- A 5.4-magnitude earthquake hit Jinghe County in Mongolian Autonomous Prefecture of Bortala, northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, at 10:10 a.m. Tuesday, according to the China Earthquake Networks Center (CENC).

The epicenter, with a depth of 10 km, was monitored at 44.19 degrees north latitude and 82.53 degrees east longitude, the center said in a statement.

The quake shook several townships within 50 km of the epicenter, although no casualties have been reported.

16 Oct 2018 description
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Editor: Yang Yi

LHASA, Oct. 15 (Xinhua) -- A new road has been built to transport disaster relief supplies to a township in southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region after it was struck by a landslide Thursday morning that caused the formation of a barrier lake, local authorities said Monday.

Construction of the road started Friday after part of the only road to Bolo Township in Jomda County was submerged by the barrier lake.

15 Oct 2018 description
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BEIJING, Oct. 13 (Xinhua) -- A total of 440 armed police have taken part in disaster relief operations on the border between Sichuan Province and Tibet Autonomous Region in southwest China, after a landslide struck a section of a river in the area on Thursday.

The armed police helped with the evacuation of more than 4,000 residents in addition to carrying relief supplies and maintaining order in the disaster-hit areas.

14 Oct 2018 description
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Source: Xinhua| 2018-10-13 20:52:11|Editor: Li Xia

BEIJING, Oct. 13 (Xinhua) -- China's Ministry of Emergency Management dispatched more aid resources on Saturday to border area between Sichuan Province and Tibet Autonomous Region in southwest China, where a landslide struck.

Some 7,000 tents, 30,000 cotton-padded coats, 50,000 quilts and 5,000 folding beds are sent to the landslide-affected area to help local residents to fare.

20 Sep 2018 description
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Editor: Xiang Bo

BEIJING, Sept. 19 (Xinhua) -- China's central government has distributed funds totaling 150 million yuan (about 21.9 million U.S. dollars) in disaster relief to areas in Yunnan Province hit by an earthquake, according to the Ministry of Emergency Management.

The funds were allocated to Mojiang county, which was hit by a magnitude 5.9 earthquake on Sept. 8, with 28 people injured and nearly 5,000 residents relocated so far.

17 Sep 2018 description
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GUANGZHOU, Sept. 17 (Xinhua) -- Four people have been confirmed dead in Guangdong as Super Typhoon Mangkhut ravaged the southern Chinese province, local authorities said Monday.

Mangkhut landed at 5 p.m. Sunday on the coast of Jiangmen City in Guangdong, packing winds up to 162 km per hour, according to the provincial meteorological station.

Three people were killed by falling trees in Guangzhou, the provincial capital, while another person died from collapsing construction materials in the city of Dongguan, according to Guangdong's disaster relief authorities.

15 Sep 2018 description
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2018-09-14 23:38:56 | Editor: yan

GUANGZHOU, Sept. 14 (Xinhua) -- As the southern Chinese province of Guangdong braces for super typhoon Mangkhut, the region has called over 6,000 boats back to harbor, evacuated over 3,000 offshore platform workers, and shut down all construction sites.

Mangkhut is expected to land in an area between western Guangdong and eastern Hainan on Sunday night, packing strong gales and bringing tremendous downpours, the local weather bureau said.

13 Sep 2018 description
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GUANGZHOU, Sept. 12 (Xinhua) -- Nearly 12,000 residents have been evacuated as the 23rd typhoon of this year approaches south China's Guangdong Province.

As of 3:00 p.m., 11,998 residents living in low-lying areas and in dilapidated buildings had been evacuated. Work had been suspended at more than 200 construction sites, according to local authorities.

Passenger ships have been ordered to stop services on the Qiongzhou Strait, between island province of Hainan and Guangdong, as of 2 p.m. Wednesday due to safety concerns.

09 Sep 2018 description
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Editor: ZX

BEIJING, Sept. 8 (Xinhua) -- China's central government has distributed funds totaling 155 million yuan (about 22.7 million U.S. dollars) to areas hit by floods or mudslides to help local disaster relief efforts, according to the Ministry of Emergency Management.

The funds were allocated for Guangdong and Yunnan provinces, Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, and Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps, the ministry said.

09 Sep 2018 description
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Editor: ZX

KUNMING, Sept. 8 (Xinhua) -- Four people suffered minor injuries in an earthquake that hit Mojiang Hani Autonomous County, southwest China's Yunnan Province at 10:31 a.m. Saturday, local authorities said.

According to the county government, the 5.9-magnitude quake had damaged 21 homes as of Saturday afternoon. Traffic, telecommunications, and power supply are normal in most parts of Tongguan, a town nearest to the epicenter.

09 Sep 2018 description
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Editor: ZX

MALIPO, Yunnan Province, Sept. 5 (Xinhua) -- The death toll from a flood and a mudflow that hit southwest China's Yunnan Province has risen to eight, with the bodies of three victims recovered on Wednesday, according to the local rescue headquarters.

The rain-triggered disasters that happened in Mengdong Township, Malipo County, on Sunday have also left seven others injured, the headquarters said.

Fifteen people were previously reported missing in the disasters. On Wednesday, one more missing case was reported.

02 Sep 2018 description
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Source: Xinhua| 2018-09-02 20:41:56|Editor: Li Xia

BEIJING, Sept. 2 (Xinhua) -- China National Commission for Disaster Reduction and the Ministry of Emergency Management (MEM) jointly activated an emergency response on Sunday after heavy downpour wreaked havoc in Guangdong.

A special work team has been sent to the disaster area to provide guidance in disaster relief and the search for victims, according to sources with the MEM.

26 Aug 2018 description
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Editor: ZX

BEIJING, Aug. 24 (Xinhua) -- China's central government has allocated a relief fund totaling 330 million yuan (about 48 million U.S. dollars) to Beijing, Liaoning, Shaanxi and several other provincial-level regions hit by floods or drought, the Ministry of Finance said Friday.

The fund was from the central government's budget to help with flood and drought relief, emergency rescue, and the restoration of water conservancy facilities damaged by floods, according to the ministry.

26 Aug 2018 description
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Editor: Liangyu

BEIJING, Aug. 23 (Xinhua) -- Chinese government has allocated flood relief materials to Shandong and Anhui provinces to help with disaster relief, the Ministry of Emergency Management said Thursday.

Some 3,000 tents, 5,000 fold-away beds, 60,000 garments and quilts, and 20 floodlights were allocated from the central government's reserve warehouses in the cities of Hefei, Zhengzhou, and Wuhan, the ministry said.

The materials will be used by evacuated residents, according to the ministry.