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Fujian: Worst floods in a century

06-24-2010 08:37 BJT Special Report: Rainstorm Batters Large Parts of China |

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Meanwhile, Tanning County in Fujian Province has been hit by its worst floods in a century. Houses have been damaged, roads cut off and over 700 villagers were trapped at one time.

The only road leading to Shangqingtown in Taining is still dangerous as mud continues to randomly fall from time to time.

Shovels have been placed along the road in case it needs to be cleared so vehicles can continue.

Flood waters have left most of the houses here too dangerous to live in.

In a relocation center, villagers got the chance to catch their breath and have some lunch.

They told us that meat and fish has been provided by the local government and vegetables given by relatives in other places.

Since the main road is now basically clear, emergency power and telecommunication equipment has been brought in.

Disaster relief work is still being conducted around the clock for local stationed army and people.

Zhang Guotai, Shangqing town official, said, "The lifeline is now open thanks to big machinery that have been able to get in. Peoples' water, food and clothes problems have now been solved."

In Daxing village, more than 700 villagers have been stranded - trapped by the floods for 3 days.

20 soldiers were dispatched from the local stationed army to help out. Mudslides slowed their trip. The last part of the road to the village was cut off by flood water. Boats helped them finish their trip. Local people were waiting, and thankful. The army brought food, water and daily necessities.

Editor:Zhang Jingya |Source: CCTV.com

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