Continuous heavy rainstorms had affected about 137,000 people in 19 counties, cities and districts in east China's Anhui Province as of 11 a.m. Sunday, authorities said. The torrential rains started battering Anhui from July 1, toppling and damaging houses, while also inundating crops and roads, according to the provincial emergency management department.
As of Sunday, the natural disaster had damaged 8,400 hectares of crops and led to 270 million yuan (about Usd 41 million) in direct economic losses, according to report. Authorities have allocated funds to help locals cope with evacuation, sending them beds, quilts, water and instant noodles.
Naturally, Floods and devastating landslides and mudslides are serious problems in China. Every year hundreds die in them during the June-to-August rainy season. According to the facts and details China, Around 500 people die from the Yunnan Province alone. Mudslides and flooding are common in China's mountainous areas. Deforestation has led to soil erosion and made some parts of China prone to mudslides after strong rains.