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Duration 2008/01/10 Since 10 January 2008, the low temperature, freezing rain and snow have claimed 129 lives in 20 provinces, autonomous regions and cities in China. Country or District China Name Cold Wave
Headline(Source, Date) Personal Injury Material Damage Others MCA 2008/02/24 Dead: 129
Displaced: 1.66 million
Totally damaged houses: 485,000
Partially damaged houses: 1,686,000
- MCA 2008/02/24
Since 10 January 2008, the low temperature, freezing rain and snow have claimed 129 lives in 20 provinces, autonomous regions and cities in China. (Chinese)
- IFRC 2008/02/02
The heavy snow in China has so far caused the deaths of 60 individuals and forced nearly 1.76 million people to relocate as of 1 February.
- CNN.com 2008/01/28
More than 67 million people have been affected by the cold weather and economic losses are expected to reach as much as $3 billion.
- BBC NEWS 2008/01/22
More than 7.8 million people there have been affected by severe snow in China.
Geographycal Data Information
- NASA 2008/01/24
Satellite Image of Severe Cold in Southwestern Asia (17 - 24 Jan 2008)
Emergency Relief Information
Urgent Report from Supporting Members of the Asian Disaster Reduction Center