China: Extreme weather leaves 15 dead, 2 missing across 9 provincial regions 080613 1455z

Torrential downpours in Central China’s Hunan province have left three people dead and one missing, affecting 669,000 people since Thursday, local authorities confirmed on Saturday. (see totals for 9 regions below)

Heavy rain began to affect Hunan on Thursday and continued into Saturday morning, with over 7,390 residents forced to evacuate the worst-hit areas including the cities of Zhangjiajie and Changde, an official at the provincial flood control and drought relief headquarters said.

The rainstorm has triggered landslides in Cili county in Zhangjiajie, killing three local residents and forcing the temporary closure of two provincial highways, according to the official.

The province’s 103 reservoirs have seen the water level brimming over danger marks and the water level of Shimen station on Lishui river recorded a rise of 4.78 meters in one day.

Saturday, 08 June, 2013 at 13:40 (01:40 PM) UTC RSOE

Heavy rain kills 15 in South China

A villager walks on a flooded road in Gangdong village, Duchang county, Jiangxi province on June 7, 2013. [Photo/Xinhua]

“A bout of heavy rain in south and east China has killed 15 people and left another two missing as of today, according to a statement issued by the National Commission for Disaster Reduction.

Rain started to lash nine provincial regions in southern and eastern China, including the provinces of Anhui, Hubei, Hunan and Jiangxi, on Wednesday, said the statement today.

Hail or rain-triggered floods have affected 4.68 million people and forced the relocation of 62,000 people, toppling 2,500 houses and rendering 21,400 hectares of crops unharvestable, it added.

The disasters caused direct economic losses of 1.7 billion yuan (US$277.16 million), according to the commission.

Local civil affairs authorities have sent relief supplies to the disaster-hit areas, authorities said.” – shanghaidaily.com

Chinese (Google translation)

在中國中部湖南省的傾盆暴雨已造成三人死亡,一人失踪,影響669,000人自上週四以來,地方當局上週六證實。 見下面9個地區的總和)

上週四開始影響湖南大雨,持續到週六上午,擁有超過7,390名居民被迫撤離受災最嚴重的地區包括張家界,常德的城市,在省防汛抗旱指揮部的一位官員說。

張家界慈利縣暴雨引發山體滑坡,造成三名當地居民,並迫使兩個省級公路暫時關閉,按照官方的。

全省103座水庫已在一天之內,充滿了危險標記和澧水石門站的水位記錄水位上升4.78米。

6月,08日(星期六),2013年在13:40(01:40 PM)UTC RSOE

中國南方暴雨15人死亡
江西省都昌縣,江東村,一位村民走在被水淹沒的道路上,2013年6月7。 [圖片/新華社]

一個回合在中國南部和東部地區的大雨已造成15人死亡,並留下另外兩個失踪的今天,由國家減災委員會發表的一份聲明。

雨開始抨擊九省在中國南部和東部地區,包括安徽,湖北,湖南,江西等省份,上週三聲明說,今天。

冰雹或大雨引發的洪水已經影響到468萬人,並被迫搬遷62000人,倒塌房屋2500間,渲染21,400公頃農作物unharvestable,,它補充說。

災害造成直接經濟損失的1.7十億元(277160000美元),根據該委員會。

當地民政部門已派出救援物資到災區,當局說。shanghaidaily.com

Zi zhōnggu zhōngb hnn shěng de qīngpn boyǔ yǐ zochng sān rn sǐwng, yīrn shīzōng, yǐngxiǎng 669,000 rn z shng zhōu s yǐli, dfāng dāngj shng zhōu li zhngsh. (Jin ximin 9 g dqū de zǒngh)

Shng zhōu s kāishǐ yǐngxiǎng hnn dyǔ, chx do zhōu li shngwǔ, yǒngyǒu chāogu 7,390 mng jūmn bi p chl shuzāi zu ynzhng d dqū bāoku zhāngjiāji, chngd de chngsh, zi shěng fngxn knghn zhǐhuī b de yī wi guānyun shuō.

Zhāngjiāji c l xin boyǔ yǐnfā shāntǐ hupō, zochng sān mng dāngd jūmn, bng pshǐ liǎng g shěng j gōngl zhnsh guānb, nzho guānfāng de.

Qun shěng 103 zu shuǐk yǐ zi yītiān zhī ni, chōngmǎnle wixiǎn biāoj h lǐ shuǐ shmn zhn de shuǐwi jl shuǐwi shngshēng 4.78 Mǐ.

6 Yu,08 r (xīngqli), 2013 nin zi 13:40 (01:40 PM) UTC RSOE

Zhōnggu nnfāng boyǔ 15 rn sǐwng
Jiāngxi shěng dū chāng xin, jiāngdōng cūn, yī wi cūnmn zǒu zi bi shuǐ yānm de dol shng, 2013 nin 6 yu 7. [Tpin/xīnhush]

Yīg huh zi zhōnggu nnb h dōngb dqū de dyǔ yǐ zochng 15 rn sǐwng, bng li xi lngwi liǎng g shīzōng de jīntiān, yu gujiā jiǎnzāi wěiyunhu fābiǎo de yī fn shēngmng.

Yǔ kāishǐ pēngj jiǔ shěng zi zhōnggu nnb h dōngb dqū, bāoku ānhuī, hběi, hnn, jiāngxi děng shěngfn, shng zhōu sān shēngmng shuō, jīntiān.

Bīngbo hu dyǔ yǐnfā de hngshuǐ yǐjīng yǐngxiǎng do 468 wn rn, bng bi p bānqiān 62000 rn, dǎotā fngwū 2500 jiān, xunrǎn 21,400 gōngqīng nngzuw unharvestable, , tā bǔchōng shuō.

Zāihi zochng zhjiē jīngj sǔnshī de 1.7 Sh y yun (277160000 měiyun), gēnj gāi wěiyunhu.

Dāngd mnzhng bmn yǐ pichū jiyun wzī do zāiqū, dāngj shuō. – Shanghaidaily.Com

Bridge collapse after severe weather in China, 5 rescued, 3 missing

A bridge in China’s Hunan province has collapsed after days of torrential rain across the country.

It is not known how many people were on the bridge when it buckled and fell into the river at around 8:30am (local time).

Fire department official Su Tao told Xinhua that witnesses say they saw people falling into the water when the bridge collapsed.

He says firefighters have not rescued anyone yet but some people have managed to climb ashore.

It is estimated that up to 40 people have been killed in heavy rain and hailstorms in north-west China in the past few days.

Nearly 3,500 homes have been destroyed, and about 29,000 people are sheltering in evacuation centres.

Sunday, 13 May, 2012 at 09:39 (09:39 AM) UTC RSOE

YUEYANG, China — At least three people were reported missing after a bridge in China’s central Hunan province collapsed early Sunday.

The 390-foot-long (120-meter-long) bridge connecting two towns near the city of Yueyang collapsed about 8:50am local time, according to local authorities and firefighters cited by the Xinhua news agency.

The collapse was caused by a piece of sand dredging equipment striking one of the bridge’s piers. The equipment had been washed downstream by recent floods in the region.

Witnesses said at least eight people fell into the river following the collapse. Five of them were rescued, and authorities were working to locate the remaining three people.

The incident comes after heavy rainfall in the region Saturday forced some 28,880 people to flee their homes.

Source: NewsCore/ http://www.myfoxdfw.com

Epidemic in China: 4 dead, 11,000 ill with Hand-foot-mouth disease (HFMD)

Hand-foot-mouth disease (HFMD) has killed four people and sickened more than 11,000 others in South China’s Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region, and more people are likely to be affected by the disease as it enters its peak, health authorities said Saturday. During the first quarter this year, a total of 11,757 HFMD cases have been reported in Guangxi, up 38.24 percent from the same period last year, the Guangxi regional health department said in a statement. The infectious disease has plagued other areas in China. Central Hunan province has seen a surge in cases of hand-foot-mouth disease since the beginning of this month, with over 1,000 cases reported over the past week, according to local health authorities. Also 20 children of a kindergarten in Hong Kong have been infected by the disease. Hong Kong’s Center for Health Protection said the patients, 13 boys and seven girls from two to five years old, started to show symptoms of HFMD since March 23. Children under three years old are especially susceptible to break-outs of HFMD. The disease starts with a slight fever followed by blisters and ulcers in the mouth and rashes on the hands and feet. The HFMD virus is usually transmitted through digestive and respiratory systems or through intimate contact. China’s Ministry of Health on Monday issued a statement, urging local governments of all levels to intensify the prevention and control of HFMD as well as other infectious diseases. Ministry figures showed that, in February, China’s mainland reported over 467,000 cases of infectious disease and 1,246 related deaths, of which 11 people died of HFMD. The Guangxi regional disease control and prevention center has since intensified training among medical workers in handling the disease and strengthened advertisement among the people about the disease. Health authorities in Hunan have ordered measures to closely monitor and prevent cases of the disease, especially at primary schools and kindergartens. South China’s Hainan province also kicked off a one-month campaign on March 20 to inspect prevention and control work of the disease. – RSOE