Epic rainfall slams Asia: 5 million affected by floods Pakistan, China and Japan evacuates 2 million citizens

September 20, 2011BEIJING – Heavy rains and floods across China have left 57 people dead with dozens of others missing and hundreds injured, while more than a million residents were evacuated from their homes. Unprecedented rains over the past week have swamped provinces in northern, central and southwest China, and although the affected region is breathing a tentative sigh of relief as the downpours pause, rivers continue to swell. The Ministry of Civil Affairs said in a statement that the rain had forced authorities to evacuate more than 1.2 million people from their homes. “Constant strong rainfall has caused serious flood disasters in Sichuan (southwest), Shaanxi (north) and Henan (central) – 12.3 million people were affected, 57 died and 29 are missing,” it said. One area of the southwestern province of Sichuan, Bazhong, was severely affected, with 13 people killed, 10 missing and 156 injured, a spokesman for the local government told the official China Daily newspaper. The Jialing river, a tributary of the Yangtze, China’s longest river, was recorded nearly seven metres above alert levels and waters were expected to rise to their highest levels since record-keeping began in 1847. Last year saw China’s worst flooding in a decade, leaving more than 4300 people dead or missing. –Herald Sun
TOKYO — More than a million people in central Japan were urged to evacuate Tuesday as a powerful typhoon approached, triggering floods that left two people missing. Public broadcaster NHK said about 1.3 million people have been ordered or advised to leave their homes, including 80,000 people in Nagoya. Heavy rains as the storm approached caused floods and road damage in dozens of locations in Nagoya and several other cities, the Aichi prefectural (state) government said. Television footage showed Nagoya residents wading through water up to their knees. In parts of the city near swollen rivers, rescue workers helped residents evacuate in rubber boats. Police in nearby Gifu prefecture said a 9-year-old boy and an 84-year-old man were missing after apparently falling into swollen rivers. The Meteorological Agency said the typhoon was located off the southern coast of Japan’s southwestern main island of Shikoku on Tuesday night with winds of 89 miles (144 kilometers) per hour. It could reach the Tokyo area by Wednesday afternoon, the agency said. A typhoon that slammed Japan earlier this month left about 90 people dead or missing. –HP
ISLAMABAD – The United Nations called for US $357 million to help the Government of Pakistan provide life-saving assistance to more than 5 million people left destitute by devastating monsoon rains and flooding in southern Pakistan.The United Nations Rapid Response Plan for 2011 aims to provide food, water, sanitation, health, and emergency shelter to the worst hit families for six months, said a press release issued by the UN. An estimated 5.4 million people have been affected by flooding in Sindh and Balochistan; nearly 1 million homes have been destroyed and 72 per cent of crops have been lost in the worst affected areas. In Sindh province, 22 out of 23 districts have been flooded, and 16 need particularly urgent assistance. “More than 5 million people are struggling to survive massive flooding across southern Pakistan, and the rains continue to fall. They have lost their homes, their possessions and their livelihoods. The next few days will be crucial, as the UN and partners help the government to get food, safe water and shelter to the most vulnerable. –AP of Pakistan
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4 Responses to Epic rainfall slams Asia: 5 million affected by floods Pakistan, China and Japan evacuates 2 million citizens

  1. About Pakistan
    “UNICEF’s Elsby told IRIN that in some areas people had indeed been affected before they could recover from the previous disaster. “Children, in particular, need access to clean water and also sanitation to prevent illness from breaking out,” she said. UNICEF is now providing water in tankers to people camped along roadsides and working with the World Food Programme who are providing food. “At a later stage we will need to meet educational needs since over 1,000 schools are currently being used as shelters,” she said.
    http://www.irinnews.org/report.aspx?reportid=93738*

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  2. About Pakistan

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-south-asia-14994663?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter
    There is only one way to get an idea of the scale of Pakistan’s newest crisis, and that is from the air.

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  3. Evo says:

    Ever had a day when everything goes well?. You get home from work and all the worries of yesterday, suddenly get solved. I had a day like this today. Bounced back from work, switched on the computer, and then read the three paragraphs above.
    Add the figures, and ten million people were displaced on a very good day in my life. So again the next question in my mind, directly aimed at God is “why”?. I have asked God this question so many times in my life.
    Out of the ten million, I expect seven million are youngsters. And here I sit in my living room, with my telly, central heating, and internet, and water on tap.
    My neighbours on the left of my home are engrossed on their new extension, (it will upp the price of their home)
    My neighbours on the right of my home are searching frantically on the net for a blue ray player?
    I have a very good friend who is a doctor (md). If you met him on the street you would never guess his occupation. He is always scruffy, and currently renovating his home. (expect questions from him about, brickwork, wallpaper, plumbing etc.)!
    When I asked him what it felt like to save a persons life he replied “I cannot allow myself to view it that way, If I do, how will I be able to treat the next patient?.
    So if it happens that a doctor or nurse stumbles on my comments, I am in total awe of the work you do.
    I cannot help the people mentioned above. Yes I can give money.
    Why am I saying all this?, because there is nobody else I can say it to. Tonight there are seven million kids in complete chaos, and tomorrow morning, I am off to work again.
    I

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  4. Rita says:

    I just read that the typhoon is heading right toward Fukushima. This is not good.

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