Floods and landslides claim at least 25 lives, affect more than 2.6 million people in southern China

Floods and landslides claim at least 25 lives, affect more than 2.6 million people in southern China

At least 25 people have been killed and more than 2.6 million were affected in southern China since the start of this year’s flood season. In Hunan, China’s major rice-producing region, at least 96 160 ha (237 616 acres) of crops have been destroyed in the first 8 days of the month. Another 76 300 ha (187 8000 acres) of crops were damaged in neighboring Jiangxi.

Red River Valley facing its worst flooding in a decade, Canada/U.S.

Red River Valley facing its worst flooding in a decade, Canada/U.S.

An extreme spring blizzard, multiple rainstorms, and melting winter ice swelled the Red River of the North and its tributaries, driving them out of their banks and across a broad, flat floodplain. The deluge comes one year after the same region endured extreme drought.

Unseasonably heavy rain hits Queensland, Australia

Unseasonably heavy rain hits Queensland, Australia

Much of Queensland, Australia experienced unseasonably heavy rain and flooding this week, with parts of the state receiving between 3 to 4 months’ worth of rain in 48 to 72 hours.

West Virginia declares a state of emergency due to significant flooding

West Virginia declares a state of emergency due to significant flooding

West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice has declared a State of Emergency for Cabell, Putnam, and Roane counties on May 7, 2022, due to heavy rainfall that caused significant local flooding. On May 8, the declaration was expanded to include the counties of Ohio, Marshall, Wetzel, Marion, Monongalia, Harrison, Taylor and Tucker.