søndag 7. juli 2024

As Devastating Floods Continue, Chinese County Issues Plea for Aid

A county in central China’s Hunan province has issued an urgent call for aid after being hit by an unprecedented flood that has devastated local infrastructure and left residents short of essential supplies. Over the past two weeks, Pingjiang County has experienced the heaviest rainfall since meteorological records began, causing a local river to swell to its highest level in 70 years on Tuesday morning.

The deluge — the latest in a series of disasters affecting much of southern China in recent weeks — has forced thousands of people to flee their homes and caused severe damage to local businesses and agriculture. No casualties have yet been reported.