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16 Aug 2020 | 04:16 PM UTC

China: Thousands evacuated following heavy rains in Sichuan province August 16

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60,000 evacuated following heavy rains in Sichuan province as of August 16; follow government directives

TIMEFRAME expected from 8/16/2020, 12:00 AM until 8/16/2020, 11:59 PM (Asia/Shanghai). COUNTRY/REGION Sichuan province

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More than 60,000 people have been evacuated following heavy rains in Sichuan province as of Sunday, August 16, according to Chinese authorities. Heavy rains mainly affected the eastern part of the plateau area in western Sichuan and the western Sichuan Basin between 08:00 (local time) on Saturday, August 15, and 08:00 on Sunday. Reports suggest that 31 rivers in the province have exceeded warning levels, prompting evacuations in multiple cities including Deyang and Mianyang, and in the province's capital city of Chengdu. While significant infrastructural damage was reported due to flooding, no casualties have been reported as of Sunday afternoon.

Heavy rainfall and resultant flooding are possible over the coming days, along with associated disruptions to business and transport.


Individuals in the affected areas are advised to monitor local weather reports, anticipate possible transportation disruptions and power outages, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities.


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