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China: Flood: 2002/08/22 Country Information on DRR

Period 2002/08/22
Country or District China
Event Type Flood
Outline Chinese authorities have evacuated 600,000 people from around the dangerously swollen Dongting Lake as it threatens to engulf millions more.Floods in the southern province of Hunan, where local officials say hundreds of thousands of people are trying to prevent Dongting spilling over, had already killed at least 16 people,destroyed 27,000 houses and damaged 415,000 hectares of crops.
Human Impact Physical Impact Others
ecacuated:600,000 people
affected :8.4 million people
Economic losses: 45 billion yuan ($5.4 billion) with more to come.
Damaged farmland: 415,000 hectares
Destroyed homes:27,000 homes

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China Daily 2002/08/26
Dongting Lake water level recedes

BBC news 2002/08/24
Eyewitness: Dongting Lake's flood threat

CNN News 2002/08/25
The economic cost of the floods is already running into billions of dollars.

Reuters News 2002/08/25
China's giant lake passes peak, waters receding

e-Taiwan news .com 2002/08/24
China evacuates 600,000 for fear of flooding Officials provide evacuees with food, tents as flood high point expected tomorrow

CNN news 2002/08/23
Flood damage pegged at billions in China

the grobe and mail 2002/08/23
Severe flooding takes toll in China

Reuters news 2002/08/22
China Evacuates 600,000 from Around Giant Lake


Earth Observatory of NASA 2002/08/21
This false-color image of the western Yangtze River and Dongting Lake in central China was acquired on August 21, 2002, by the Moderate-resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS).