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Downpours show signs of stopping

06-20-2011 08:41 BJT Special Report:Floods and Droughts of Summer 2011 |

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The heavy rainstorms plaguing the country's central and southern regions are finally showing signs of stopping. The China Meteorological Administration lifted its torrential rain warning on Sunday morning.

But according to the national weather forecast, precipitation will continue to fall in Anhui, Jiangsu, Zhejiang, Jiangxi, Hubei, Hunan, and Guangdong provinces. The previous round of rain inflicted severe damage on those areas, with 2 people reported dead in Hubei, 2 more missing, and at least 3 million affected overall.

Villagers make their way forward in flood in Longtoushan Town of Dexing City,
east China's Jiangxi Province, June 19, 2011. Another downpour strikes Dexing City
again on Sunday after countinuous heavy rainfalls in the past days, pushing up the
water level of rivers here. A total of 106 villages and more than 34,000 people
have been trapped by the flood as of 2:00 p.m. (0600 GMT) Sunday. (Xinhua/Zhou Ke)

Armed policemen help evacuate villagers in Longtoushan Town of Dexing City, east
China's Jiangxi Province, June 19, 2011. Another downpour strikes Dexing City
again on Sunday after countinuous heavy rainfalls in the past days, pushing up
the water level of rivers here. A total of 106 villages and more than 34,000
people have been trapped by the flood as of 2:00 p.m. (0600 GMT) Sunday.
(Xinhua/Zhou Ke)

A villager makes his way forward in flood in Longtoushan Town of Dexing City,
east China's Jiangxi Province, June 19, 2011. Another downpour strikes Dexing City
again on Sunday after countinuous heavy rainfalls in the past days, pushing up
the water level of rivers here. A total of 106 villages and more than 34,000
people have been trapped by the flood as of 2:00 p.m. (0600 GMT) Sunday.
(Xinhua/Zhou Ke)

The Yangtze River is rising by nearly half a meter per day in the provincial capital, Wuhan. Flooding also forced 250-thousand people in Jiangxi Province to leave their homes. In Zhejiang, raging waters have inundated more than 80 villages along the Puyang River, affecting more than 100,000 local residents.

In Jiangsu, Taihu Lake rose to just 9 centimeters below the warning line at one point.

Zhejiang flood inundates village
Two dikes have been breached in east China's Zhejiang Province due to incessant heavy rains, forcing more than 120,000 people to move to safer places. A total of 21 villages in Zhuji City are inundated affecting more than 5000 people. Full Story>>


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