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Southern China Floods Displace Tens of Thousands of Residents

By GABRIELLE REYES

Historic floods across southern and eastern China have forced tens of thousands of people to evacuate the region in recent days and caused over $253 million in economic damage, Xinhua, China’s official state agency, reported on Tuesday.

Xinhua reported on June 21 that tens of thousands of people have evacuated southern and eastern Chinese provinces due to recent flooding while hundreds of thousands more have been “affected” by the natural disaster. The BBC reported on Tuesday that “hundreds of thousands” of southern Chinese residents have been forced to flee their homes due to the excessive rainfall.

“The flood control and drought relief headquarters of east China’s Jiangxi Province upgraded the flood control emergency response to level II on Monday evening, as around 485,000 residents were affected by lingering rain,” according to Xinhua…

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