Over 5 lakh affected by heavy rains in Jiangxi

16 June 2022, 12:15 pm
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A total of 548,000 people were affected due to the heavy rain since Sunday in China’s Jiangxi province on Tuesday, according to the provincial flood control headquarters.

Xinhua News Agency reported that the heavy rain also forced the relocation of 113,000 people, said the headquarters, adding the downpour caused a direct economic loss of about 500 million yuan (74.4 million US dollars).

Although the rain came to an end Wednesday, the local meteorological department said further rainstorms are expected to hit parts of the province next week. It had also suggested cutting off dangerous outdoor power supplies in low-lying areas, transferring people to safe areas, and checking the drainage systems of cities, farmland and fishponds. The centre had advised local governments to make appropriate preparations, implement traffic control measures in road sections hit by heavy rainfall and guide traffic in water-logged sections.