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China: Flood: 2020/08
|Country or District||China|
|Outline||Rainstorms and floods have wreaked havoc in Gansu since Aug. 10, damaging 721 km of levees, of which 2.5 km gave way to floodwater. Over 1.2 million people have been affected. In Qugaona Township, roads were damaged, electricity and communication were cut off and more than 2,500 people were urgently evacuated.|
|Human Impact||Physical Impact||Others|
A spell of heavy rainfall has triggered floods in three rivers in northwest China Gansu Province. The province water resources department said water has surpassed alert levels in Taohe River and Daxia River, two tributaries of the Yellow River, as well as in Bailong River, which flows into the Yangtze River, amid intense rain between Saturday and Sunday. Gansu on Saturday initiated a Level II emergency response to floods, the second-highest in the country four-tier emergency response system.