China Floods 2010

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Affected City/Cities
Affected State/States Chongqing, Fujian, Guangdong, Guangxi, Guizhou, Hubei, Hunan, Jiangxi, Sichuan, Zhejiang
Affected Country/Countries China
Type Flooding and tsunami
Start date 2010/05/31
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Introduction

  • GLIDE No. FL-2010-000122-CHN
  • The 2010 South China floods began in early May 2010. 392 people had died, and a further 232 people had been reported missing as of June 30, 2010, including 57 people in a landslide in Guizhou. 53 of the deaths occurred from the flooding and landslides between May 31 and June 3, and 266 deaths occurred between June 13 and June 29. 424 people were killed by the end of June, including 42 from the Guizhou landslide; 277 more were killed and 147 left missing so far in July, bringing the death toll to 701. More than 72.97 million people in 22 provinces, municipalities and regions, including the southern and central provinces of Zhejiang, Fujian, Jiangxi, Hubei, Hunan, Guangdong, Guangxi, Chongqing Municipality, Sichuan and Guizhou have been affected, while at least 4.66 million people have been evacuated because of the risk of flooding and landslides in the latter half of June. Wikipedia

Updates

2010-12-07 - Over 4,000 Chinese dead or missing in floods this year
ReliefWeb/Xinhua News Agency Floods caused by torrential rains and tropical cyclones have left at least 3,222 people killed and 1,003 others missing across China in the first eleven months of this year, government statistics released Tuesday show. Floods also destroyed 2.27 million houses and damaged 17.87 million hectares of farmland, statistics show. The economic loss caused by this year's flooding has reached 374.5 billion yuan (56.74 million U.S. dollars), said officials.