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Euronews | Jun 3
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China is bracing itself as two severe storms hit its eastern provinces. The rough weather is coming at a bad time. Days of heavy rain have already battered a large portion of the country. Just last week, Beijing experienced massive floods, which led to the deaths of 77 people. Chinese state broadcaster CCTV has this report.
Heavy rainfall has battered large parts of China since the weekend, from Heilongjiang Province in the northeast to Fujian Province in the east. Flood control challenges remain high after torrential rains raised water levels on the Yellow and the Yangtze Rivers. On Monday, Lanzhou, the capital of Gansu province in northwest of the country has seen the highest flood peak in decades.
Meanwhile, more rain is forecast on the upper reaches of the Yangtze River in the coming days. Large parts of the country have been battered by torrential rain with severe flooding in some regions in the south.
Tropical Storm Damrey has moved out of Jiangsu Province this morning, actually, at around 4am. At about 5am this morning, rain stopped, and winds were slowing down. Skies were partially cloudy.
According to the Jiangsu Province's Flood Control and Drought Relief Center, Damrey stayed in Jiangsu for about six and a half hours since landfall in Xiangshui County last night at 9:30pm.
As of this morning, Damrey has moved over to Shandong Province. According to the local official, certain damage has caused by the storm in Lianyungang alone about 170 houses collapsed, two million crops were affected, and the power supply has been suspended 150 times last night.
In Xiangshui County, I went there this afternoon. Some villagers' houses were blown away, power was temporarily cut off, and dozens of the city's telephone poles were down. I spoke to the local officials this afternoon, and they promised the local residents that the shelters and the food will be provided to locals who lost their houses in the storm.