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China: Flood: 2020/07/18
|Country or District||China|
|Outline||A new round of torrential rain in southwest China Chongqing Municipality has left 11 dead and forced 21,500 residents to evacuate|
|Human Impact||Physical Impact||Others|
Some 550,000 residents in 31 districts or counties have been affected since rainstorms started battering the municipality on Tuesday, said the flood control and drought relief headquarters of the city in a statement.Some 23,000 hectares of crops were damaged and over 1,000 houses were destroyed, said the statement. Days of torrential rains have raised water levels of the Yangtze and Wujiang rivers. The water level at a hydrological station along Wujiang, a major tributary of the Yangtze River, rose by 5.55 meters to 225.03 meters, exceeding the alert level early Saturday.Water levels of minor rivers and streams in the eastern part of Chongqing are expected to rise further.