Severe Floods Continue in South China

According to Xinhua, the Chinese Government News Agency, a recent spate of severe weather and flooding has left 3 people dead and 60000 evacuated.

At least 2 deaths have occurred in Guizhou Province, where at least 400 homes have been totally destroyed in the flooding. During a 24 hour period 02 June to 03 June 2014, Tongzhi County in Guizhou saw 200.5mm of rain. Levels of the Tongzhi river are dangerously high, stading at 1.14 metres above warning levels.

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One person also died in Hunan province, where 20,000 people have been evacuated and 1,305 houses completely destroyed. Areas in the provinces of Guangdong, Sichuan and Guangxi have also been affected by flooding over the last few days.

Further heavy rain has been forecast for the next 2 days at least. National Meteorological Center (NMC) issued a warning alert today 4 June 2014, saying that parts of Guizhou Province and Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region will see torrential rain, with precipitation up to 160 mm from Wednesday afternoon to Thursday afternoon.

Rain will also hit the central and eastern parts of Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region as well as northeast China over the next three days.

South China suffered from severe floods throughout May 2014, where at least 37 people were killed across several provinces.

Source: Xinhua