Heavy rains and floods affect over 800,000 in China

Heavy rains and floods affect over 800,000 in China

Heavy rains and floods affect over 800,000 in China

Rescue workers evacuate with an inflatable boat students stranded by floodwaters at a school, amid heavy rainfall in Duchang county, Jiangxi province, China. (Credits: Google)

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  • Over 800,000 people in east China’s Jiangxi Province hit by torrential rains and floods.
  • Recent rain wrecks havoc in 80 counties, destroys 76,300 hectares of agriculture.
  • The province’s level IV flood-control emergency response withdrawn around 10 a.m. Tuesday.
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NANCHANG: Over 800,000 people in east China’s Jiangxi Province have been hit by torrential rains and rain-induced floods as of 4:30 p.m. Monday, as per local authorities.

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As per the provincial flood control and drought relief headquarters, the recent round of rain has wrecked havoc in 80 counties of the province, ruining 76,300 hectares of agriculture and generating direct economic losses of 1.16 billion yuan (approximately 174 million US dollars).
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The province’s level IV flood-control emergency response was withdrawn around 10 a.m. Tuesday, as the heavy rains had mostly stopped.

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Authorities have requested that weather changes be closely monitored, as well as effective flood control and drought relief operations.
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