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China: Severe flooding in Jiangxi province June 20-29, July 1-2

Heavy storms batter Jiangxi province from June 20 to June 29; more flooding possible July 1-2

30 Jun 08:50 PM UTC
TIMEFRAME expected from 6/30/2017, 12:00 AM until 7/2/2017, 11:59 PM (Asia/Shanghai). COUNTRY/REGION Jiangxi province


Extensive flooding occurred in Jiangxi province from Tuesday, June 20, to Thursday, June 29, after heavy rainfall caused local rivers to overflow. Authorities have reported that seven people have died, two are currently missing, and almost 440,000 people have been displaced. According to current forecasts, additional storms and flooding are possible in northern Jiangxi on Saturday, July 1, and Sunday, July 2.


Individuals present in Jiangxi province are advised to monitor the situation, to avoid areas directly hit by flooding, and to adhere to any orders issued by the local authorities. Remember that driving or walking through running water can be dangerous - 15 cm (6 in) of running water is enough to knock over an adult.

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