Heavy rain, floods affect over 8-Lakh in China's Jiangxi

BEIJING: Floods and severe rains have impacted over 800,000 people in China's Jiangxi province, the local authorities said on Tuesday.

The latest bout of rain, which began on May 28, has wreaked havoc in 80 counties across the province, destroying 76,300 hectares of agriculture and generating direct economic losses of 1.16 billion yuan (USD174 million), according to the authorities, as reported by the state media.

On Tuesday, the province dropped its level IV flood-control emergency response, citing the cessation of severe rain.  Authorities have requested that weather changes be closely monitored, as well as effective flood control and drought relief operations. 

The National Meteorological Centre issued a new rainstorm warning for various sections of the country on Tuesday. Heavy rains are anticipated to lash regions of Jiangxi, Fujian, Guangdong, Guangxi, Yunnan, and Hainan from 2 p.m. Tuesday to 2 p.m. Wednesday. Rainfall amounts of up to 180 mm are possible in some locations.

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