China: Storms, floods & landslides in Guangdong, Fujian and Jiangxi leave 33 dead, 12 missing. Millions affected. More rain forecast – 170513 1200z

Chinese authorities say rainstorms that battered southern China this week have killed 33 people and left 12 people missing.

The Chinese Ministry of Civil Affairs website says at least nine provinces have had storms and some flooding and landslides since Tuesday.
It says Guangdong province has been hit the hardest with 19 deaths and 11 missing people.
Guangdong‘s weather service said some areas received more than 8 inches (21 centimeters) of rain in nine hours on Thursday. It forecasts more rain in the coming days and warns of mudslides.
Friday, 17 May, 2013 at 04:21 (04:21 AM) UTC RSOE


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Storms hit southern China, 33 killed

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Published on 17 May 2013

Thirty-three people have been killed and 12 others are reported missing in the latest round of rain and hailstorms that have swept southern China.Heavy rain has hit 10 provinces in southern China, including Guangdong, Fujian and Jiangxi, affecting millions of people. In the worst-hit Guangdong province, rainstorms battered five cities, including the provincial capital Guangzhou, causing 19 deaths and leaving 11 missing.A total of 650 thousand people in the province have been affected. Rainstorms have triggered flooding and landslides in some places.
The Ministry of Civil Affairs and the National Committee for Disaster Reduction have initiated a level-four disaster relief response.

Wild Weather Across Southern China

Published on May 16, 2013 by

“Flooding rains hit Chinas Hunan Province Tuesday morning, killing one person and damaging 9,300 hectares of farmland in 20 villages.


East Asia Flood Threat

The downpour triggered landslides in Zhujiapu Village of Hanshou resulting in the death of a 79 year old women. The town tallied 164mm of rainfall in one day.

The rain also toppled down 78 residential houses and forced more than 800 villagers to evacuate.

Furthermore accumalations approaching up to 157 millimeters in three hours, raised the water level of Tie River of Hejiaqiao of Liling City of the province late Tuesday.

Heavy rain also hit Jiujiang County of east Chinas Jiangxi Province Wednesday, causing a direct economic loss of 200,000 yuan with 3,000 hectares of cotton and 666 hectares of vegetable fields being affected.

In downtown Nanchang, the capital city of Jiangxi the rainfall also neared the 200mm mark for Wednesday in to Thursday.

On Tuesday residents of Hubei province were hit hard following a Tornado that damaged 20 homes and left 10 residents injured.

Needless to say but we will say it anyways, the weather has impacted residents here and unfortunately with the rainy season underway and now in full force very little as far as relief is in the forecast. A short break on Friday will be observed but then soon after the rains will start to spark back up.” –


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