China evacuates 127,000 as heavy rains lash GuangdongChina has evacuated 127,000 people in the southern province of Guangdong due to heavy rains, the official Xinhua news agency said Saturday, citing local authorities.
Rains affecting more than 1.2 million residents across 27 counties in eastern Guangdong have left two people dead and two missing, and have caused more than 1 billion yuan ($146 million) worth of damage, including to 44,700 hectares of farmland, Xinhua said.
China is forced to evacuate hundreds of thousands of residents of flood-prone regions every summer.
On Monday, the official English-language China Daily reported that heavy flooding caused by a typhoon and tropical storm in the eastern province of Shandong had killed 14 people and caused 10 billion yuan in direct economic losses in August.
RT Echinanews "China activates emergency response to support the flood-hit #Guangdong. Some 127,000 locals were forced to evacuate during the last round of heavy downpour. https://t.co/SIOF0ggc0V pic.twitter.com/Z6J0y8L7rR"— 许 (@fuqianggu) 3 september 2018
China activated an emergency response on Sunday after heavy downpour wreaked havoc in #Guangdong. By Saturday, the rain had affected more than 1.23M residents in the Pearl River Delta region and eastern Guangdong, inflicting direct economic losses worth over 1B yuan ($147M) pic.twitter.com/k90klTDadN— People's Daily,China (@PDChina) 3 september 2018
Salute! Rescuers in south China's #Guangdong province help relocate people and ship goods and foods for flooded regions in Shantou city which has saw over 90,000 people relocated away from the rising water as of Sunday pic.twitter.com/ebqyNAgQKK— People's Daily,China (@PDChina) 2 september 2018
Heavy rainfalls hit southern China's #Guangdong Province over the past few days, waterlogging many cities, the provincial flood control headquarters said Friday. Emergency response has been initiated, with 40 rescue boats dispatched to waterlogged cities. pic.twitter.com/u4lAidcRfK— People's Daily,China (@PDChina) 31 augustus 2018
Rainy season is in full swing in #shenzhen , #china ! Don't forget your flip flops! #expatlife #rainyseason #wetseason #guangdong #umbrella #southchina #flooding #floods #travelasia pic.twitter.com/PhiVE1scCj— Country and a Half (@countryandahalf) 30 augustus 2018