Huge flooding in China

“800,000 affected by floods in Hunan, Jiangxi and Guangxi, China,” reads the headline. “Almost 13 inches of rain in 24 hours.”

China’s Xinhua news agency reported on 08 June 2020 that heavy downpours and flood left one person dead and four missing in central China’s Hunan Province, where flooding has affected over 93,500 in 20 counties and districts. Parts of the province have seen heavy rain since late May.

Heavy rain was also reported in the neighouring province of Jiangxi, where flooding has affected almost 380,000 and led to the evacuation of 21,000. A total of 117 houses were complete destroyed and wide areas of crops damaged.

In south China’s Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, heavy rain caused mudslides and flash flooding. Yongfu in Guangxi recorded 326.4mm of rain in 24 hours to 07 June

Xinhua reported that over 320,000 people have been affected in the region..

Several rivers were swollen, including the Liu River in Liuzhou and the Xijiang river at Wuzhou.

China Meteorological Administration warned of further rain in northern Guangxi, northern Guangdong and southern Hunan, with hourly totals of 30-50mm possible.

Meanwhile,, local media reported flooding and landslides after heavy rain in Hong Kong, and in Tai Po, Sai Kung, Sha Tin.

Thanks to Stephen Bird for this link

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June 8, 2020 at 02:44PM

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