Heavy rains and floods affect over 800 000 people in China’s Jiangxi

jiangxi flood on june 6 2022

The latest round of heavy rain affecting China’s Jiangxi Province since May 28, 2022, affected nearly 800 000 people.

The rainfall wreaked havoc in the province’s 80 counties, damaged 76 300 ha (187 8000 acres) of crops, and caused direct economic losses of 1.16 billion yuan (about 174 million U.S. dollars), according to the provincial flood control and drought relief headquarters.1

Many villagers from Ganzhou City have been evacuated after heavy rains triggered floods on June 6, CCTV reported.

Downpours battered the Ganxian District of the city from 03:00 to 09:00 UTC on June 6, with the accumulated rainfall reaching 265 mm (10.43 inches), inundating croplands and roads.

Local authorities issued the highest alert for rainstorms on the morning of June 6 and suspended classes for more than 10 000 children.

One of the worst-hit towns is Hanfang where firefighters performed rescue operations with 3 rubber boats and 2 speed boats.

More than 20 residents trapped in their homes have been rescued by 19:00 LT.

References:

1 Heavy rains, floods affect over 800,000 in China’s Jiangxi – Xinhua – June 7, 2022

Featured image credit: CCTV (still shot)

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