CCTV.com - CNTV English - CCTV News

Hunan rainstorms force 172,000 people to relocate

05-14-2012 17:24 BJT

CHANGSHA, May 14 (Xinhua) -- About 172,000 residents threatened by rainstorms in central China's Hunan province have been relocated, local authorities said Monday.

As of noon on Monday, continuous rain had affected the lives of over 2.91 million people in 50 counties in the province, according to the provincial flood control and drought relief headquarters.

Over 3,600 houses in Hunan have collapsed in the storms, which have also led direct losses of about 2.879 billion yuan (about 456.3 million U.S. dollars).

The heavy rain has pushed the water levels of major rivers in Hunan above warning levels, said the provincial meteorological bureau. The Miluo, Zishui and Yuanshui rivers have all been affected.

The provincial government has ordered precautions be taken to avoid the rivers breaking their banks, and for preparations to be made for disaster relief work.

The precipitation in Hunan is expected to drop on Tuesday, but a new round of rainfall will come on Friday, according to the provincial meteorological bureau.

Editor:Du Xiaodan |Source: Xinhua

Hot Videos view more

The celebrations are still continuing as the victorious coach, Joachim Loew, has been honored for his achievement in his hometown of Freiburg.
Germany coach Loew honored in hometown of Freiburg

Chinese men´s national team continued its preparations for next year´s Asian Cup, as they managed a one-all draw against visitors Jordan during a football friendly in Harbin, the capital city of Northeast China´s Heilongjiang Province.
China held to 1-1 draw by Jordan

The defending world champs came into the contest with a perfect 6-and-oh record, but they would be in for a tough first half before opening things up in the second.
USA beat Slovenia 119-76 in quarter-finals

Hot Stories more

UK authorities believe killer of James Foley is a British national

Across the UK the hunt is on for James Foley’s killer, who authorities believe is a British national. As Richard Bestic reports from London, Prime Minister David Cameron cut short his summer break to lead his government’s response.

Israeli war jets renews Gaza strike as truce talks stalled

Three Palestinians were killed and 40 others wounded in the intensive Israeli war jets´ airstrikes on the Gaza city on Tuesday night, shortly before an end of a 24-hour ceasefire in the Gaza Strip,

Missouri police arrest dozens after violent night

As the protests in the town of Ferguson, Missouri turned violent with police facing ´heavy gunfire´ from some ´criminal elements´, cops fired tear gas, stun grenades and arrested 31 demonstrators on Monday night.

Picture in news more

More Video News

Choose TV Program