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China: Flood: 2007/06/08 Country Information on DRR

Period 2007/06/08
Country or District China
Event Type Flood
Outline Heavy rain and floods have killed at least six people in southern China and neighbouring Taiwan, brought down power lines, swamped schools and farmland and forced 158,000 people to leave their homes, media said on Friday.
Human Impact Physical Impact Others

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OCHA ReliefWeb 2007/6/12
China braces for more rain after storms kill 76

Reuters AlertNet 2007/06/12
China braced for more torrential rain on Tuesday in a wild season of floods, house collapses and rockslides across the south and east that have already killed 76 people with 13 missing.

Reuters AlertNet 2007/06/11
Torrential rain has killed at least 71 people in floods, house collapses and rockslides across southern China with more heavy rain predicted for much of this week, state media said on June 10.

BBC News 2007/06/10
Floods and landslides triggered by four days of rain in southern China have left 66 people dead and forced 600,000 to flee their homes, state media said. 2007/06/10
Heavy rainfall, followed by flooding and landslides, have killed 14 people and displaced more than 20,000 people in south China's Guangdong Province, according to Xinhua, China's state-run news agency

Reuters AlerNet 2007/06/08
Three people were killed in Hunan where more than 1.33 million people were affected, including 75,000 who "had difficulty in getting drinking water", Xinhua news agency quoted the Ministry of Civil Affairs as saying.


EO Natural Hazards
Three days of heavy rain caused widespread flooding across China’s Jiangxi Province in early June 2007. The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Aqua satellite captured the top image of flooding around Payang Lake, a reservoir in northern Jiangxi, on June 6, 2007.