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  1. Flood controls ordered after 56 people die

    Posted Jun 30th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... At least 56 people have been killed and millions affected by flooding in areas along the Yangtze river, and officials have issued an emergency order to local governments urging them to implement flood controls. A storm that hit 22 counties in Sichuan last week left at least 20 people dead and affected more than 910,000 residents, state media reported. In Hubei province, landslides ...

  2. Severe flooding in Anhui triggers mass evacuations

    Posted Jul 04th 2003, 12:00am by Verna Yu

    ... Waters subside after sluice gates are opened for the first time in 12 years Torrential rain in the past few days has caused severe flooding on the Huai river in Anhui province, forcing tens of thousands of residents to evacuate their homes, state media reported yesterday. But the floods began to subside yesterday afternoon after officials decided to open sluice gates ...

  3. Anhui on emergency alert to screen floods

    Posted Jul 05th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... More than 160,000 people are mobilised to contain Huai river Anhui province yesterday issued an emergency flood alert and mobilised as many as 160,000 people to monitor the dykes and embankments of the Huai river. The flood-control command centre in Anhui raised its flood alert level and warned that the Huai river basin remained threatened by widespread flooding, although ...

  4. Flooding Huai river kept at bay

    Posted Jul 17th 2003, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... The mainland has declared an initial victory in holding back floods on the Huai river. But the State Council has urged continued vigilance against flooding and landslides caused by heavy ... The floods on the Huai surpassed the levels of 1991, which were the worst in recent years. The Ministry of Civil Affairs said flooding along the river killed at least 16 people and caused damage ...

  5. Lessons can be learned from annual flood crisis

    Posted Jul 13th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The breathtaking scale of the disruption and devastation caused by this summer's floods on the mainland has been matched only by the massive human effort mobilised in a bid to limit ... The gravest threat is posed along the Huai river, in the central and eastern provinces, where torrential rain since the end of last month has caused the worst flooding for 12 years. An emergency ...

  6. Troops on standby as flood crest threatens Hubei

    Posted Jul 15th 2003, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... While waters recede on the upper Huai river, the Yangtze continues to rise The central province of Hubei has mobilised 400,000 soldiers to prepare for the Yangtze's biggest flood peak ... flooding last week, although downstream areas were still at risk, state media and officials said yesterday. The worst floods on the Huai since 1991 have so far killed at least 16 people and caused ...

  7. Worst yet to come, say flood officials

    Posted Jul 09th 2003, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... Meteorologists issue a severe storm warning for the Huai river valley, where 13 people have already lost their lives Weathermen are warning of more flooding along the Huai river in central and eastern China, where the worst floods in 12 years have already killed at least 13 people and caused more than 7 billion yuan (HK$6.6 billion) worth of damage. The China Central Meteorological ...

  8. Worst floods on record hit parts of eastern China

    Posted Jul 11th 2003, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... risen above record levels as they threaten to breach embankments, state media and officials said yesterday. The Ministry of Civil Affairs said 16 people had died in the most recent flooding, raising the toll from 13. Flooding in three provinces along the Huai river had caused 18 billion yuan (HK$16.9 billion) in economic losses and forced the evacuation of 843,000 people, the ministry ...

  9. Officials lied about damage from floods

    Posted Dec 05th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Vivien Cui Reports of destruction in Anhui were exaggerated and subsidies went unpaid When floods struck Anhui this summer, provincial officials reported massive stores of grain had been ... more than 80 million yuan had been damaged by the floods along the Huai river. Twenty warehouses were apparently affected and 70,000 tonnes of grain spoiled. A further 16,400 tonnes reportedly ...

  10. $394m flood relief 'short of the mark'

    Posted Jul 26th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... 420 million yuan (HK$394.8 million) allocated to help flood-stricken areas falls far below the amount required to meet the needs of millions of victims who lost their homes. In Anhui province, which was hardest hit by the summer flood, officials said they still needed millions more for shelter and fund rehabilitation once floods receded. A director of the Anhui Civil Affairs Bureau ...




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