Flood in China

As of 22 June, according to government statistics, the latest round of floods which began early in the month of June has affected more than 29 million people and 1.6 million hectares of crops in the areas of Zhejiang, Fujian, Jiangxi, Hubei, Hunan, Guangdong, Guangxi, Chongqing, Sichuan and Guizhou. The downpours triggered flash floods, inundated crops, destroyed reservoirs and irrigation facilities, and disrupted traffic and telecommunications Latest figures indicate that up to 199 people have perished, 123 people are missing, 2.37 million people were evacuated, and 195,000 houses collapsed, with direct economic losses amounting to approximately CNY 42.1 billion (CHF 7.01 billion or EUR 5.03 billion).

Source: glidenumber

Disaster Information
Name: 
Flood in China
Region: 
Zhejiang, Fujian, Jiangxi, Hubei, Hunan, Guangdong, Guangxi, Chongqing, Sichuan and Guizhou
Occurance Date: 
22/06/2010
latitude: 
35.8617
longitude: 
104.195