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China: Severe Local Storm: 2012/05/10 Country Information on DRR

Period 2012/05/10
Country or District China
Event Type Severe Local Storm
Outline At least 24 people were killed and 37 others remain missing after hail and torrential rains battered a mountainous northwest county of Gansu province on 10 May 2012.
Human Impact Physical Impact Others

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Xinhua 2012/05/16
As of 16 May 2012, heavy rains accompanying thunder, hail and strong winds have hit a large portion of China and affected about 13 million people. 102 people were dead and another 30 missing across China since late April. Economic losses are estimated at 16.88 billion yuan (2.68 billion U.S. dollars) with more than 143,000 houses badly damaged and 949,400 hectares of farmland affected.

Xinhua 2012/05/14
Authorities in northwest China have reported 53 deaths and 18 people missing as of 4 p.m. 14 May 2-12 as a result of hail and torrential rains that battered two mountainous counties in the region last week.

Xinhua 2012/05/13
The death toll had risen to 40 and 18 others remained missing as of 3 p.m. 12 May 2012.

Xinhua 2012/05/11
The storms have affected about 36,000 people in Minxian county, Gansu province, forcing the evacuation of 2,930 local residents.

Geographycal Data

OCHA 2012/05/17
China: Floods and Hailstorms (as of 17 May 2012)


International Charter 2012/05/12
Flood in Minxian County in northwest China, Gansu Province