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Flood in China

Tuesday, 21 June 2016

Type of Event:
Flood
Location of Event:
China
Date of Charter Activation:
21 June 2016
Time of Charter Activation:
09:07:36
Time zone of Charter Activation:
UTC+02:00
Charter Requestor:
National Disaster Reduction Center of China
Project Management:
National Disaster Reduction Center of China

Description of the event

Storms in southern China have caused severe floods and killed 22 people after days of heavy rain.

It is estimated that 200,000 people in eight provinces - Hubei, Sichuan, Guizhou, Jiangxi, Jiangsu, Yunnan, Zhejiang and Anhui - have been evacuated.

In Jiangxi Province the heavy rain caused a 100-metre wide breach to form in a dyke at Guxiandu, which flooded the nearby farmland and forced over three thousand people to evacuate.

The torrential rain also caused the water levels in rivers to rise, which has resulted in further flooding across the affected provinces. Thousands of homes have been damaged and crops have been flooded.