Floodwaters Receding in Hard-hit Southern China
Floodwaters began receding in hard-hit southern China on Sunday and workers finished repairing a dike breach that forced the evacuation of 100,000 people.
Torrential rains pummeled a wide swath of China’s south and more than 3 million people had to be evacuated from their homes over the past two weeks, according to the Ministry of Civil Affairs.
China sustains major flooding annually along the mighty Yangtze and other major waterways, but this year’s floods have been especially devastating, killing 235 people while 109 remain missing, the ministry said.
Floods have also caused 53 billion yuan ($7.8 billion) in direct economic losses, it said.