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12 Jun 2020 | 09:28 AM UTC

China: Floods and landslides persist in southern, central, and eastern provinces June 11-12 /update 1

China News Alert

Floods and landslides continue to impact provinces in southern, central, and eastern provinces on June 11-12, further rain forecast through June 17; expect disruptions to travel and maintain heightened vigilance

TIMEFRAME expected from 6/12/2020, 12:00 AM until 6/21/2020, 11:59 PM (Asia/Shanghai). COUNTRY/REGION China

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As of Thursday, June 11, at least 13 people have died, and two people are still missing as widespread floods and mudslides have continued to affect several provinces of the country since June 1. Provinces particularly impacted include Guangxi, Hunan, Guangdong and other southern provinces. As of June 11, some 230,000 people have been displaced, more than 2.6 million affected, and 1300 homes have been destroyed. Heavy rain is forecast over several parts of the provinces of Henan, Anhui, Hubei, Hunan, Chongqing, and Guizhou until Sunday, June 14. Warnings have also been issued for geological events due to heavy rain in the coming days for north-east Guangxi, centre and north-west Hunan, north-west Fujian, north-west Hubei, south-east Chongqing, and south-east Shaanxi. Approximately 250-350mm of rain could be experienced in southwestern Guizhou, northeastern Hubei, and central Anhui.

Heavy rain has been forecast to continue to affect several areas through Wednesday, June 17. 

Disruptions to travel and infrastructure are to be anticipated in the coming days. 


Individuals in the affected areas are advised to monitor local weather reports, adhere to instructions issued by local authorities, anticipate continuing disruptions, and never drive or walk through flooded streets. Floodwater may also contain wastewater and chemical products and present residual health hazards.


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