Central China hit by floods, situation remains grim

April 7, 2015 6:37 PM |

China floodsThe ongoing floods in China’s Hunan and Jiangxi provinces have led to large scale destruction in the region. Though no casualties have been reported so far, about 19,467 hectares of crops in 52 villages and towns of Hunan province have been severely damaged. About 220 mm of rain was recorded in Yueyang city in 24 hours on April 4. According to media reports, out of the 239,500 people affected in Hunan province, 12,100 have been evacuated and taken to safer places by the local authorities.

About 54 towns have also been affected by floods and heavy rain in Jiangxi province, although there haven’t been any reports of evacuation yet. The local media also reports that roads and electricity are badly damaged.

While the situation in both the provinces are expected to improve in a couple of days, coastal parts of South China could observe some inclement weather due to the remnants of Super Typhoon Maysak.


Picture courtesy: Floodlist.com

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