Flooding in China
Thursday, 19 July 2007
Type of Event:
Location of Event:
China; Chongqing, Hechuan, Mingliang in Sichuan Province
Date of Charter Activation:
National Disaster Reduction Center of China (NDRCC)
Description of the event
Widespread flooding continued in Sichuan province from end June with enormous damage to dams, roads, buildings and crops.
In Chongqing Municipality about 29.500 houses collapsed between 17 and 18 July as flash floods hit the city centre.