Heavy rains, floods affect 113,000 people in China's Shaanxi

2021-08-30 23:46:08Xinhua Editor : Wang Fan ECNS App Download

Torrential rains and rain-triggered floods have affected more than 113,000 people in the city of Ankang, in northwest China's Shaanxi Province, as of 12: 40 p.m. Monday, with over 23,800 people relocated, local authorities said.

Heavy rains have lashed parts of Shaanxi since Saturday and 74 counties have witnessed rainfall. Among them, 11 registered precipitation of over 100 mm, and the Falong Station in Zhenping County, Ankang recorded the heaviest accumulated rainfall at 171.8 mm.

In Ankang, rain-triggered floods have wreaked havoc on a total of 116 townships, with crops and infrastructure damaged. The city has set up 108 settlement sites to relocate the affected people.

Heavy rains are expected to continue on Tuesday, according to the local meteorological observatory.


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