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Duration2002/08/22 Chinese authorities have evacuated 600,000 people from around the dangerously swollen Dongting Lake as it threatens to engulf millions more.Floods in the southern province of Hunan, where local officials say hundreds of thousands of people are trying to prevent Dongting spilling over, had already killed at least 16 people,destroyed 27,000 houses and damaged 415,000 hectares of crops.
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Headline(Source, Date)
Personal Injury Material Damage Others
ecacuated:600,000 people
affected :8.4 million people

Economic losses: 45 billion yuan ($5.4 billion) with more to come.
Damaged farmland: 415,000 hectares
Destroyed homes:27,000 homes

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  • Earth Observatory of NASA 2002/08/21
    This false-color image of the western Yangtze River and Dongting Lake in central China was acquired on August 21, 2002, by the Moderate-resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS).