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Typhoons trigger floods in China

Monday, August 6, 2012

Laaska News Aug. 6,  2012

Heavy rain from 2 typhoons has triggered flooding and mudslides in China’s eastern coastal regions and has left at least 7 people dead.

Shandong Province received accumulated rainfall of more than 200 millimeters this month. The provincial government says mudslides have left 6 people dead and 2 others missing.

Severe rain has also caused massive floods in Liaoning Province, leaving one dead and 5 others unaccounted-for.

China’s Civil Affairs Ministry says floods and mudslides have damaged the homes of millions of people.

Strong winds reportedly are keeping helicopters carrying rescue workers from picking up residents marooned by the floods.

Chinese authorities are urging residents to be on the alert for mudslides in mountainous areas.
Aug. 5, 2012