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An aerial view of flooded Taihe township on July 12, 2018 in Chongqing, China. The flood in Chongqing has submerged more than 1600 homes as well as also also triggered the evacuation of 6600 people on Thursday.
Heavy rain as well as also also flooding hits much of China This kind of time every year, often with hundreds killed, although the number of casualties This kind of year has been relatively low, at least within the early summer, with one province reporting 15 dead as well as also also another three.
The National Meteorological Center said rainfall could exceed 80 mm per hour in some regions on Saturday. of which also warned of floods within the northeast as well as also also called on authorities to halt outdoor activities as well as also also watch out for collapsing structures.
The flood-prone Yangtze river, which runs by Yunnan within the southwest to Jiangsu as well as also also Shanghai on the east coast, has seen a massive increase in water volumes, causing flooding in many of its tributaries as well as also also bringing water volumes within the giant Three Gorges reservoir close to record levels.
State news agency Xinhua reported on Friday of which more than 10 highways in Sichuan province were inaccessible as a result of flooding, as well as also also a bridge across Sichuan’s Min river, a Yangtze tributary, had collapsed.
Floods within the province had caused damage to the tune of about 2.4 billion yuan by Thursday, according to the Ministry of Emergency Management, which had sent emergency relief teams to Sichuan as well as also also neighbouring Gansu province.
The nearby city of Chongqing had evacuated more than 80,000 residents by Friday, Xinhua reported.
Heavy rain has also caused the Yellow River, which runs through northern China, to burst its banks, blocking a section of a railway line within the northwest province of Shaanxi.
Gansu, also within the northwest, reported 15 people killed, four missing as well as also also more than 1 million affected by a week of heavy rain as well as also also flash floods, the official China News Service said on Saturday.
The normally arid region of Inner Mongolia, which had suffered weeks of drought, also issued a flood warning on Friday.