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Torrential rain, flooding force major evacuations in China's Guangdong province TravelNews

Guangzhou was affected by the monsoon low pressure, Guangdong recently due to sustained heavy rainfall, has caused more than 2 million people in 29 counties of the province affected, as of Sunday has caused 2 deaths, more than 3.5 billion yuan (about 2.2 billion) of economic losses, heavy flooding disaster, rescue is still in progress!

Persistent rainstorm weather caused more rainfall in Guangdong to break the historical extremum, the Provincial Meteorological bureau monitoring showed that Huizhou Huidong County high-tan town, the precipitation of thousands of millimeters, breaking the historical record.

According to Huizhou, Shanwei, Shantou, Jieyang, Shenzhen, Heyuan, Meizhou, Dongguan, Chaozhou and other 14 of the Civil Administration Department report, the province has 29 counties (cities, districts) disaster, more than 2 million people affected by the disaster, the death of 2 people, missing 2 people, the transfer of safe 210,000 people, crops affected 64400 hectares.

In Sunday, the Guangdong provincial Civil Affairs department raised the emergency response to third level, that is, a large natural disaster, or received a large natural disaster report, the civil affairs departments at all levels to take strong measures to ensure that the affected people have food, clothing, water to drink, have a place to live, sick can be timely treatment.

According to the needs of the disaster area, Guangdong provincial Civil affairs department to Huizhou and Shanwei emergency allocation of towels by 3200 bed, quilt 3000 bed, blankets 2000 bed, clothes 4,000 pieces and other relief supplies.

As of Monday, all levels of civil affairs departments, towns (Streets) of the affected cities have dispatched 1944 working groups, 2,134 open emergency shelters, 880 rollaway beds, 2890 quilts, 18,000 cartons of mineral water, 45,000 cartons of instant noodles, 47,000 of bread and so on.

The Guangdong Meteorological department said last week that the province has sustained heavy rainfall, the current heavy rainfall process tends to end. It is expected that the coastal city has a heavy rain in the local area, the rest of the city has a thunderstorm, from 3rd to 6th, most of the city's cities and counties cloudy to sunny, scattered thunderstorms.
(GuanghuaDaily, Travelnews - 3 Sep 2018)

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