Floods are most often the consequences of heavy rains. Unfortunately, such natural disasters are not rare in China. The effects of floods can be very different, depending on their intensity.
On August 31, 2011, the "Nanmadol" - a tropical storm hit the eastern part of China. In Fujian province, flights were canceled, and maritime traffic was interrupted. The fishermen were urgently called back to the port.
Fortunately, there were no serious casualties then, but in one of the villages 28 kindergarteners and their educators were cut off from the mainland, when the territory of the kindergarten was flooded with rising waters. In some settlements, people escaped the water by climbing onto roofs.
Even earlier, typhoon Nanmadol brought tropical showers and hurricane winds (gusts up to 28 m / s) to Taiwan. Then it weakened, turning into a tropical storm, but for some time it was able to bring serious destruction, which, in fact, he did with part of eastern China.
On September 19, 2011, in the Sichuan province in the south-west of China, 2.6 million people were affected by floods caused by downpours. As reported in the Chengdu Shangbao newspaper, Dazhou and Zhongba communities were hit hardest.
In the first, floods and torrential rains, which lasted 3 days, disrupted the usual life of 1.3 million people, over 300 thousand people were evacuated from the flooded areas. About 9,000 buildings were destroyed and the damage was estimated at 696 million yuan. In the second of the disaster areas, 250 thousand residents were urgently evacuated. About the same number of people were injured there as in Dazhou. As reported in ITAR-TASS, there were 13 dead and 10 missing.
On June 11, 2012, in the central, southwestern and eastern regions of China due to heavy torrential rains, 5 people died, more than 690 thousand were injured, and two were missing. These are data from local media.
In a statement, the PRC Flood and Drought Control Administration noted that the rains hit Hunan (central China), Jiangxi (eastern China) and Guizhou (southwestern China) provinces.
Agricultural lands on an area of about 48 thousand hectares were damaged or were completely destroyed. The authorities estimated that direct economic damage was 537 million yuan, equivalent to $ 82.84 million.
The riots of nature have led to a rise in water to critical levels. Rescuers were sent to the regions.