LEAD China: Heilongjiang displaces over 187,000 due to heavy rains

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French China | Updated on 09-08-2023

As of midday, more than 374,000 people in northeast China’s Heilongjiang Province had been affected by the latest rainstorms caused by the typhoon, and more than 187,000 people had been moved to safer places across the province, local authorities announced.

Since August 2, 37 district-level areas of six cities across the province have experienced strong winds, hail and floods. Torrential rains damaged more than 258,000 hectares of crops in the province, one of China’s main grain production bases.

About 23,708 houses collapsed or were damaged, and 149 bridges were damaged or destroyed in Heilongjiang during the period.

Meteorological authorities warned that Typhoon Khanun is expected to bring further torrential rains, strong winds and thunderstorms to eastern parts of Heilongjiang, as well as eastern and southern parts of Jilin Province, from Thursday evening. to Friday evening.

Parts of Heilongjiang are expected to experience rainfall of 90 to 110 millimeters during this period, according to the latest weather forecast.

Continued torrential rains have saturated the ground in the affected areas of the two northeastern provinces of China. Local authorities have strengthened their response procedures to floods and other weather disasters, and evacuated residents in affected areas to safer locations.

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