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China: Flood: 2013/05/14 Country Information on DRR

Period 2013/05/14
Country or District China
Event Type Flood
Outline Fifty-five people have died and 14 others were reported missing in the latest round of rain- and hailstorms that have swept south China.
Human Impact Physical Impact Others

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Xinhua 2013/ 05/19
Continuous rainfall has left 199,700 people affected and over 12,100 displaced in Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, local authorities said on Sunday. It added that the downpours have damaged or destroyed 561 houses and ruined 12,120 hectares of crops, resulting in direct economic losses of 148 million yuan (about 24 million U.S.dollars).

Xinhua 2013/05/17
Hardest-hit Guangdong Province reported 36 deaths and 10 missing persons, according to the National Committee for Disaster Reduction. Ten provincial localities in south China have been affected by the fresh round of storms and flooding that began on Tuesday, 14 May, including Anhui, Chongqing, Fujian, Guangdong, Guangxi, Guizhou, Hubei, Hunan, Jiangxi and Sichuan.