Big deadly floods in China, more than 180 killed, 33 millions affected


The rain has also washed away railway lines and shut down road networks. A football stadium in a Chinese city has been left entirely flooded with water. The more significant damages were produced in provinces of Zhejiang, Anhui, Hubei, Hunan, Chongqing and Guizhou. In Anhui, a level-IV emergency response was launched Sunday by the National Commission for Disaster Reduction and the Ministry of Civil Affairs. Expressways in the province have been disrupted 16 times. Authorities allocated 3,000 tents and 3,000 folding beds to the province, in addition to 5,000 quilts. Between 10cm and 50cm of rain has fallen. To prevent floods, authorities in Hubei deepened a reservoir by blasting its bottom with explosives. More disaster is expected: tropical storm Nepartak is forecast to hit southeastern China in the coming days. The direct economic loss is 56 billion yuan (£6.4 billion). 


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