In southeastern China, 36,000 people have been evacuated due to the risk of flooding

The devastating storm has already affected more than 180,000 people and the damage is estimated at 207 million euros

Aerial view of flooding caused by heavy rain in southeastern China. EFE

06/17/2024

Updated at 08:02.

Chinese authorities evacuated some 36,000 people in Fujian (southeast) province this Sunday due to the risk of flooding after several days of heavy rains that have already caused widespread damage in the area.

The storm has almost happened already 180,000 people and some damaged 12,350 hectares of cropswhich translates into an economic loss of 1.61 billion yuan (about 207 million euros), as published by the state news agency Xinhua.

In addition, the hydrological stations of eleven rivers in the province have reported water levels between 0.07 meters and 3.65 meters above the established alert levels.

The heavy rains that have hit eastern China since June 9 have had a devastating effect on the Asian giant and the storm is still expected to wreak havoc in the coming days.

He Ministry of Water Resources and the National Meteorological Administration issued several orange warnings last Sunday due to the torrential rain that was expected to occur throughout the country. Particularly in the eastern, southern and central provinces, which stand out Canton, Yunnan or Sichuan.


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