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China:Violent Wind:2008/06/07

Duration2008/06/07 The heaviest rainstorms in 50 years drenched parts of Guangdong province over the past two days, killing at least 1 student and causing widespread flooding, local media reported on Sunday. More than 6,500 people had to be evacuated from their homes.
Country or DistrictChina
NameViolent Wind

Headline(Source, Date)
Personal Injury Material Damage Others
Xinhua News 2008/06/17
Dead: 171
Missing: 52
Affected: 38,560,000

Xinhua News 2008/06/10
Dead: 2
Affected: 3,500,000
Evacuated: 32,000

Damaged farmland: nearly 300,000 hectares
Losses: more than 1 billion yuan (143 million U.S. dollars)

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  • Xinhua News 2008/06/17
    Floods take a toll on life, kill 171 people
  • BBC news 2008/06/15
    Flooding in southern China has killed at least 55 people and forced more than one million to flee their homes, the government says.
  • Xinhua News 2008/06/10
    The rain has affected more than 3.5 million people and damaged nearly 300,000 hectares of farmland in Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region and the provinces of Jiangxi, Anhui, Hubei and Guangdong, forcing 32,000 people to evacuate, local officials said.
  • Reuters AlertNet 2008/06/08
    Worst rainstorms in 50 years hit southeast China
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