Overall Green alert Flood
in China

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This flood can have a low humanitarian impact based on the magnitude and the affected population and their vulnerability.

GDACS ID FL 1100492
Death: 1
Displaced: 24250
Countries: China
From - To 02 Jun - 02 Jun

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China - Floods update (ECHO 17 Jun 2020)Wed, 17 Jun 2020 13:05

  • Heavy rain, thunderstorms, and strong wind continue to affect south China (particularly Hunan, Guizho, and Jiangxi Provinces, and the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region) since the beginning of the "flood season" (early June), causing rivers to overflow and triggering floods, mudslides, and landslides that have resulted in casualties and widespread damage.
  • Media report, as of 17 June, 63 fatalities including missing people, approximately 8.5 million of those affected, and around 500,000 displaced people across the aforementioned Provinces. The worst affected is the Guizho Province, with more than 700,000 affected people, and 8,000 damaged houses (of which around 100 destroyed).
  • Over the next 24 hours, according to the China Meteorological Administration (CMA), more heavy rain is forecast over south China, with locally very heavy rain over the Sichuan Province.
China - Floods update (ECHO 12 Jun 2020)Fri, 12 Jun 2020 13:03

  • Following the flooding and mudslides events in southern and central parts of China since 2 June, the number of fatalities has increased to 20. The number of those affected stands at over 2.6 million, with 228,000 people displaced and 1,300 homes destroyed. 
  • According to media, one of the worst affected areas is Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, where 6 people died, 1 million people have been affected and 146,900 displaced. China has allocated a batch of disaster relief materials for southern Guangxi.
  • Continuous torrential rain caused the Lijiang River to burst its banks in Guangxi Zhuang. More than 148 rivers across the country reached levels above flood warning.
  • On 14-15 June, TWO is expected to make landfall over Guangdong Province and to affect also Guangxi, bringing heavy rain and strong wind. The cyclone is headed west and is expected to strengthen over the next 24 hours
  • Tropical Depression - TWO is within 994 km from China, and the center is expected to make landfall along the shores of/near Guangdong. All shorelines in the path of the storm are exposed to potential storm surge, and inland areas within the proximity of the storm are exposed to potential flooding.
Central and Southern China, June 2020Over 800,000 people were affected by flooding in Hunan, Jiangxi and Guangxi. Media reported 1 fatality and 4 missing in Hunan. Flooding and landslides were also reported in Hong Kong, where emergency services carried out several flood rescues.Tue 2 Jun 2020FloodList provided by Copernicus GloFAS
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