Challenging! Hundreds of thousands of people in China evacuated Escaping the great floods in 50 years

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Rescue workers evacuated residents from flooding in Sinli village. Guangdong Province, China on June 21 (Reuters).

Challenging! Hundreds of thousands of people in China evacuated Escaping the great floods in 50 years

On June 22, the BBC news agency reported that Hundreds of thousands of people in China have been forced to flee the southern and eastern provinces of the country. After continuous heavy rainfall that has triggered floods and landslides, two Chinese provinces raised their flood warnings on Tuesday as rivers overflowed. banks and have a record high level of flooding in 50 years

Video clips of the incident, released by Chinese state media, show the heavy impact caused by heavy rains and flooding. where many cars were swept away by the current and piled up on many roads Some victims had to climb a rope across flooded rivers. to evacuate to a safe place In addition, people living in riverbank and lowland communities were rushed to migrate to higher ground.

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China’s meteorological official said. The affected area is seeing its highest rainfall since 1961.

Tuesday (June 21) in Shaoguan in Guangdong Province. The average rainfall since the end of May was a record high. As a result, the flood alert was raised to Level 1, which is the highest warning level.

part of Jiangxi Province The authorities have raised the warning level red. After about 485,000 people in nine districts were affected by the floods.

Xinhua news agency reported that The economic damage from the natural disaster has reached 470 million yuan, and 43,300 hectares of crops have been destroyed.

Local officials warned there is a possibility that the situation will worsen in the coming days and that water levels in the Pearl River Basin will continue to rise.

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China’s National Meteorological Center reported that Average rainfall in Guangdong, Fujian and Guangxi between early May and mid-June reached 621 mm, the highest since 1961.

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