Tag Archives: China Floods 2010

Destructive Weather Kills Dozens

Video Report: Typhoon Megi left destruction in the Philippines, and now heads for China. Christchurch, New Zealand is rattled by another strong aftershock, and flooding rains cause more misery in Haiti.

China / Vietnam don’t need Megi

Video Report: Even before typhoon Megi arrives, torrential rain and flooding have caused dozens of deaths in parts of China and Vietnam. Millions are affected and 140,000 people have been forced from their homes in China alone.

100,000 evacuated in China Floods

BEIJING (AFP) – More than 100,000 people have been evacuated after rains hammered the Chinese island of Hainan causing major floods for the second time this month, according to Xinhua news agency on Monday. Around 200 village have been inundated

1,000 villages flooded in China

More than 1,000 villages on China’s Hainan Island have been hit by flooding following the heaviest rains for decades, the official Xinhua news agency reported. More than 210,000 people had been evacuated by late Thursday, Xinhua said, with more downpours

Floods continue in Asia, 140 dead

HANOI, Vietnam – Asia’s death toll from vicious rains spiked Thursday to nearly 140 as disaster officials reached previously isolated areas in Vietnam, while the worst flooding in parts of southern China in nearly a half-century killed one person and

130,000 evacuated in China floods

Beijing, Oct 6 (IANS) At least 130,000 people were evacuated after over 550 villages were submerged by floods by Wednesday afternoon in southern China’s Hainan province, authorities said. The floods have damaged two highways, two national routes, eight provincial routes

Typhoon kills 54 in China, dozens missing

BEIJING – Floods and landslides from the strongest storm to hit China this year have killed at least 54 people and left dozens missing since it struck earlier this week, officials said Thursday. Typhoon Fanapi swamped south China’s Guangdong province

33 Dead and 48 missing in China

BEIJING (AFP) – Typhoon Fanapi, one of the strongest storms to hit China in years, has left 33 dead and 48 missing in devastating flooding and landslides in the nation’s south, state press said on Wednesday. Fanapi made landfall on

China battles disease threat after mudslides

Disease has become the main threat to the survivors of last week’s mudslides in Gansu province in China, as rescue workers continue to try to contain the disaster. There was a brief respite yesterday for rescue workers trawling through the

Latest Chinese mudslides trap 500, kill five

Mudslides after heavy rain have killed five people and trapped more than 500 in the south-western Chinese province of Sichuan, the Xinhua state news agency said. The mudslide is the latest in a series of natural disasters to strike China,

China landslide deaths 1,117

ZHOUQU, China – Heavy rains lashed a remote section of northwestern China as the death toll from weekend flooding that triggered massive landslides jumped to 1,117, although the fading hopes of rescuers got a boost late Wednesday when a survivor

18 miners trapped in flooded shaft in China

BEIJING (AFP) – Rescuers in northeast China were racing Tuesday to reach 18 miners trapped underground after torrential rain flooded the shaft in which they were working, state media said. The accident at the Hongyuan coal mine in waterlogged Jilin

China landslides, 127 dead thousands missing

BEIJING – Rubble-strewn floodwaters tore through a remote corner of northwestern China on Sunday, smashing buildings, overturning cars and killing at least 127 people. Half of an entire town was under water and an estimated 2,000 more people were missing

Reservoirs in China collapse

BEIJING – Heavy rains hindered efforts by workers to repair reservoirs and place sandbags along breached riverbanks Wednesday as the death toll from China’s worst flooding in a decade climbed above 1,000. Thousands of workers rushed to repair 51 small

China: Floods trap 30,000

BEIJING – Floods caused by heavy rains in northeastern China stranded tens of thousands of residents without power Wednesday, as the worst flooding in more than a decade continued to besiege many areas of the country. Floods this year have

China floods cause devastation

Video Report: Floods in China continue to cause devastation