Floods and landslides triggered by four days of rain in southern China
Wednesday 06 June, 2007
China's 23 provinces are being affected by incessant heavy rains followed by
flooding and landslides since Wednesday (6th June).
Nationwide, the heavy rain destroyed 29 reservoirs, 362 embankments,
165 roads and forced
59 factories to suspend production, and damaged a railway between Meizhou and Shantou
and more than 1,100 passengers were stranded on Friday.
The whole province is on alert as the upper reaches of the Xiangjiang River swelled to 106.6
meters on Friday, 4.6 meters above the warning level and the
highest in 20 years.
3. NUMBER OF DEAD AND MISSING PERSON (as of June 12, 2007)
Dead : 73
MISSING : 13
Displaced : 788,000
3 people have died in rainstorm-triggered landslides and nearly 300,000
people in nine counties
and cities have been affected.
Storms have destroyed 788
houses and drowned 1,120 hectares of cropland in Guangdong, causing
direct economic losses of nearly 100 million yuan (13 million U.S. dollars).
The rain affected nearly 500,000 people in 16 counties and destroyed 610
2 people died in torrential
rains that began to lash the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region
7 people died and four others went missing during rainstorms on Friday and Saturday.
Nearly 20,000 hectares of cropland were flooded and 3,000 houses destroyed.
3 people were killed in Hunan where more than 1.33 million people were
affected, including 75,000
who "had difficulty in getting drinking water in 11 cities and counties.
Rains damaged more than 57,000 hectares (220 sq miles) of farmland in Hunan
of huts and simple homes collapsed
or were damaged. Power lines were brought down and
Fujian has been hit by heavy rains and landslides since early this week,
2 people were reported missing
and nearly 400 houses had collapsed.
7 deaths and nine injuries on Friday in Liangshan Autonomous Prefecture
of the Yi nationality after continuous
rainfall on Wednesday and Thursday brought hailstorms, lightening strikes
-Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region
Hailstorms, rainstorms and floods slammed into
6 towns on Thursday.
6. GFAS RAINFALL INFORMATION
According to GFAS, daily precipitation exceeding 5-year return period was
observed on June 05 in the South part of China (Fig.1).
Fig.1: GFAS Excess area map of 5-year return period
precipitation (in red)
June 08, 2007
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