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04 Jan 2019 | 11:51 PM UTC

China: Freezing rain and snow affects thousands in Hunan as of Jan. 4

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Nearly 1 million people affected by freezing rain and snow in Hunan province in recent days as of January 4; further rainfall forecast over the coming days

TIMEFRAME expected from 1/4/2019, 12:00 AM until 1/6/2019, 11:59 PM (Asia/Shanghai). COUNTRY/REGION Hunan


According to Hunan provincial authorities, nearly 1 million people in the province have been affected by freezing rain and snow in recent days as of Friday, January 4. Thousands have been relocated and tens of thousands have required assistance from emergency personnel. More rain is forecast in Hunan province over the coming days, which may necessitate intensified response efforts. Transportation disruptions are possible in affected areas.  


Individuals present in Hunan province are advised to monitor local weather reports, prepare for potential transportation disruptions, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities.


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