Devastating Floods Wrecks Havoc in China
Devastating floods have hit 27 provincial regions across China, leaving 141 dead or missing and 23,000 houses destroyed as of 2 pm Friday. The disaster has caused losses of 69.59 billion yuan (9.9 billion USD), according to Ministry of Emergency Management. The Southern Chinese province of Jiangxi issued its highest flood warning on Saturday, predicting a big overflow from a lake that joins the Yangtze River as torrential rain continued to batter much of the country.
China’s national observatory had given yellow alert for rainstorms on Saturday, warning of heavy weekend rain in places including Sichuan and Chongqing in the southwest, the central province of Hubei and Hunan province in the south.