floods 2010



Rain Batters China; 250,000 Evacuated in Flood

Flooding of the Yalu River long the China-North Korea border has killed four and forced the evacuation of a quarter of a million people. From AP: Heavy rains over the last several days caused the Yalu river, which marks the...

China Floods Cause Mass Evacuation

The deadly flooding in China has spread and is now resulting in mass evacuations on the North Korea border. From BBC: Some 200 houses have been destroyed in the city of Dandong, and three people are reported missing, state media...

Scores Still Missing in SW China Mudslides

The devastation from this summer’s floods in China continues. More than 1,400 people have now been reported killed in the Zhouqu, Gansu landslide, and now another landslide in Yunnan has dozens missing. From AP: Rescue...

More Missing in New China Landslide

Another deadly landslide, this one in Yunnan. From Al Jazeera: At least 67 people have been reported missing after new mudslides hit a town in southwest China, adding to the thousands already killed or missing in floods and...

Photos: Garbage Floods the Three Gorges Dam

The recent floods in China, which have now killed more than 1200 people, have also swept an immense amount of trash to the Three Gorges Dam area, threatening to block the dam’s gates. The following photos, posted on...

China Mudslides Were Predicted 13 Years Ago

Peter Ford writes on geologists’ warnings that deforestation could trigger landslides, thirteen years ago. From the Christian Science Monitor: Monster monsoon rains may have loosened the mud and rock that buried and killed...

1,300 Missing in China Amid Asian Flood Wave

The Associated Press reports on major floods in northwestern China: Rescuers dug through mud and wreckage Monday searching for 1,300 people missing after flash floods and landslides struck northwestern China, just one of a...

Landslides Kill at Least 65 People in China

The worst flooding in a decade has caused 65 more deaths in landslides in Gansu. From AP: The landslides happened early in the morning in the province’s Gannan Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, the official Xinhua News Agency...

Scores Dead in China Floods

Al Jazeera reports on the floods in northeastern China which have left more than 100 people dead: Waters have cut off roads, left villages inaccessible and knocked out communications and water supplies in the hardest-hit areas,...

China Landslide Leaves 21 Missing Amid Floods

Heavy rains triggered a massive landslide in Sichuan province. From the Associated Press: A landslide caused by rains in southern China left 21 people missing Tuesday, adding to a growing death toll from China’s worst...

Severe Floods Sweep Through China

Floods in China have killed more than 700 people so far this year. From MarketWatch: Since the start of the flood season in April, more than 230 rivers have seen water levels pass the danger mark. Heavy rains had increased the...

Deadly China Floods Called Worst in Decade

From the Los Angeles Times: Flooding from torrential summer rains, which has killed at least 700 people and displaced millions, is the worst China has suffered in more than a decade, officials said Wednesday. The rains, which...



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