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China raises flood alert to second highest level


China raised its flood response alert on Sunday to the second highest level as heavy rain battered regions along the Yangtze River, with the eastern provinces of Jiangsu and Jiangxi among the worst hit, state media reported. Flooding in the Poyang county of Jiangxi pushed water levels of Lake Poyang, China’s biggest freshwater lake, to … Continue reading

August 19 1931 Yangtze River at it’s peak in China; over 3 million die


Originally posted on Craig Hill Training Services:
On August 19th 1931, the Yangtze River in China was causing chaos, having peaked the previous day, during a horrible flood that killed 3.7 million people directly and indirectly over the next several months. This was perhaps the worst natural disaster of the 20th century. The Yangtze River…

Beijing floods kill 77


The flood that drowned the Capital of China on 21st of July has killed 77 people, according to the government authority. This figure is twice as high as the initial death toll announced previously, which had been fiercely questioned by angry citizens in Beijing. Among the 77 death, 66 were identified: apart from 5 rescue workers. … Continue reading

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