Heavy rains affect 27,000 people in China

Over 27,000 residents of south China’s Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region have been affected by extensive heavy rains that began on Sunday, according to the regional emergency management department.

“Rainfall has caused flooding in 22 counties across nine cities in the region, affecting more than 27,000 people,” it said late Wednesday.

The affected crop area has totaled 2,392 hectares, leading to direct economic losses of 104 million yuan (about 15.4 million U.S. dollars).

The regional flood control and drought relief headquarters has upgraded the level of its emergency response, and has sent working groups to the cities to conduct flood control and relief work.

Source: Jordan News Agency