Earth Watch Report  –  Flooding

Floods sweep away homes in China

16.07.2013 Flash Flood China Province of Gansu, [Huanxian County area] Damage level Details

Flash Flood in China on Tuesday, 16 July, 2013 at 09:14 (09:14 AM) UTC.

Three people have died and another seven have been reported missing after torrential rains since Sunday triggered floods in a county of northwest China’s Gansu Province, authorities said Tuesday. From Sunday evening to Monday morning, heavy rain pounded Huanxian County, with rainfall reaching up to 42.3 mm within an hour in Fanjiachuan Township, said a spokesman with the county government. As of Tuesday, rain-triggered floods had forced over 200 people in six villages to relocate to tents, and 9,267 hectares of crops had been damaged, said the spokesman. Road traffic, telecommunications and electricity were disrupted in the township, and power has not yet been fully restored.


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