Thirty-three people have died in Gansu province and Inner Mongolia since June due to floods, hailstorms and mudslides caused by typhoons, according to Xinhua. The storms also damaged large areas of cropland, flattened houses and destroyed highways and water conservancy infrastructure. In Gansu, 24 people were killed, 1,786 houses flattened and 26,000 hectares of crops destroyed. The provincial flood control and drought relief headquarters estimated the economic loss to the province at 200 million yuan. In Inner Mongolia, nine people died in floods and hailstorms last weekend. The floodwaters damaged 3,600 hectares of crops and drowned livestock, Xinhua reported. The total economic loss to Inner Mongolia was 17 million yuan. July and August usually bring serious flooding to Gansu and the impact is worsened in part by the region's poor vegetation.