Overall Red alert Flood
in China

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This flood can have a high humanitarian impact based on the magnitude and the affected population and their vulnerability.

GDACS ID FL 1100932
Glide number: FL-2021-000083-CHN
Death: 110
Displaced: 2518000
Countries: China
From - To 20 Jun - 30 Jul

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China - Floods update (ECHO 03 Aug 2021)Tue, 03 Aug 2021 16:14

  • The number of casualties following widespread floods in Zhengzhou and Xinxiangthe (Province of Henan) has increased, .
  • According to the People's Government of Henan Province, 302 people died (292 in Zhengzhou) and 50 are still missing. More than 1,470,000 people have been evacuated, about 14.5 million affected and 30,600 houses collapsed as a result.
  • Drier conditions are expected over the affected province on 3-4 August.
Henan Province, China, Late July 2021Heavy rain from 17 July, intensifying from 20 July, caused major flooding in parts of Henan Province, Central China, and in particular the city of Zhengzhou. Hundreds of people were rescued from flooded subway tunnels and trains in Zhengzhou. As of 21 July, 100,000 people had evacuated their homes in the province. 12 fatalities were reported in Zhengzhou.Thu 22 Jul 2021FloodList provided by Copernicus GloFAS
Detailed event map. European Union, 2021. Map produced by EC-JRC.
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For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: EC-JRC (33), (1), NASA (7), WMO (1), INFORM (2),