134 Killed by Floods in China in 6 Months

China’s State Flood Control and Drought Relief Headquarters on Tuesday 1 July 2014 reporting that 134 people have been killed in floods so far this year. The statement also said that 12 people are still missing in flood affected areas.

  • 19 provinces hit by flooding in 2014 so far
  • Worst affected have been Guangdong, Hunan, Guizhou, Jiangxi, Fujian, Zhejiang and Guangxi
  • 19.35 million people affected
  • 1.29 million hectares of crops damaged

June alone has been a disastrous month for flooding in China. 66 people have been killed in flooding during June 2014. Over the last few days heavy rainfall has caused flooding and landslides in several southern provinces. Two people have died in a landslide in Yunnan, with 13 still missing. Further deaths have occurred in Guangxi (1) and Guizhou (1) and 600 people have been displaced in Sichuan after floods damaged around 1500 homes there.

Further heavy rainfall has been forecast for those southern and central provinces over the next few days, as well as Hebei, Jiangsu, Jiangxi. Over the last 24 hours Jiujiang, Jiangxi province, has seen 118 mm of rain (between 01 and 02 July 2014).

See all our reports for floods in China here.