Heavy rains sweep across China killing 16

June 25, 2012BEIJING - Chinese state media say torrential rains have killed at least 16 people and affected 1 1/2 million people in southern and northern parts of the country. The official Xinhua News Agency said Monday that the heavy rains over the past three days had affected 450,000 people and wiped out crops in the southern Guangxi region. Another more than 730,000 people were affected in the southern province of Jiangxi, and 312,000 were affected in the adjacent manufacturing powerhouse province of Guangdong. Xinhua quoted a local government official as saying the direct economic losses so far were $20.3 million, and that water levels in 10 reservoirs and several major rivers had risen above warning levels. Xinhua said rainstorm-triggered floods have also hit areas of Inner Mongolia in the north of China. –HP
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3 Responses to Heavy rains sweep across China killing 16

  1. Pack'n in says:

    I wonder how much of this has been a direct result of all the Dams they have built for electric power and farm land water management. Making a big lake provides a large area for evaporation and a chance for higher rain fall rates. This is not the first torrential rain event in China lately either. Major changes in weight and balance in the area also invites earthquakes in the fault zone areas. Big rain storms, high reservoir levels, increase in weight equals an earthquake and you got a disaster. Basic root of the problem = over population.

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  2. What about the big dam there? It has sometimes been described as not entirely solidly built.

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  3. John David says:

    Just when I thought the floods worldwide couldn’t get any worse!!!…

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