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HEAVY rainstorm in China cause FLOOD: Dozen KILLED and MILLIONS need to EVACUATED

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HEAVY rainstorm in China cause FLOOD: Dozen KILLED and MILLIONS need to EVACUATED GUIYANG, July 14 (Xinhua) -- Rainstorms in Guizhou Province since Wednesday have left at least 11 people dead and damaged homes of 980,000 residents, the provincial civil affairs bureau said Saturday. The bureau said that most of the deaths were caused by mountain torrents, landslides and avalanches triggered by the rainstorms. The bureau said local authorities are carrying out rescue work and handing out disaster relief goods, including providing quilts, rice and oil to the homeless. The provincial observatory said more heavy downpours were likely to hit parts of Guizhou from Saturday to Monday. Local governments are evacuating hundreds of residents away from areas prone to geological disasters. Meanwhile, rainstorms have also wreaked havoc in east China's Anhui Province and the central province of Hunan. Torrential downpours hit mid and southern parts of Anhui from Friday, triggering landslides in some area. The Anhui provincial fire department said Saturday a part of the urban area of Anqing City was flooded on Friday. Firefighters and police had to use life rafts to rescue over 600 stranded residents. A 20-month-old child died and her parents were injured on Saturday morning in Shaling Village, Wuhe Township in Yuexi County, because of a rain-triggered landslide, the local government said. The Hunan Provincial Headquarters of Flood Control and Drought Relief said 317,300 people in the province have been relocated away from their homes in disaster-prone areas since Thursday. Rainstorms since Wednesday also cut off power supply for 30,000 residents in Huangpi District of Wuhan, Hubei's capital. More than 1,200 workers were mobilized to repair the power line, and electricity did not resume until 6:30 p.m., the city's power supply service said. According to the Central Meteorological Station, heavy rains will continue to hit major parts in provinces of Jiangsu, Hubei, Hunan, Jiangxi, Sichuan, Yunnan and Guizhou as well as Shanghai Municipality over the next 24 hours from 8 p.m. Saturday. Related: Heavy rains forecast in central, south China BEIJING, July 11 (Xinhua) -- China's meteorological authorities on Wednesday forecast heavy rains in the nation's central and southern parts over the next three days. The eastern parts of the Sichuan Basin, regions along the Yellow, Yangtze, Huai and Han rivers, and northern part of Guizhou province will see heavy rain and storms from Wednesday to Friday, the National Meteorological Center said. Full story Emergency response issued for E China floods BEIJING, July 10 (Xinhua) -- Flood control authorities said Tuesday that an emergency response has been launched for floods that have occurred in several eastern rivers following heavy rains. Since July 5, the Yi, Shu and Si rivers in the Huai River basin have received an average of 141 mm of precipitation, causing the Yi and Shu rivers to flood, the State Flood Control and Drought Relief Headquarters said in a statement on its website. Full story China allots 53.8 million USD for flood, drought relief BEIJING, July 6 (Xinhua) -- China's Ministry of Finance (MOF) said Friday the country has allocated 340 million yuan (53.80 million U.S. dollars) for regions plagued by floods and droughts. The fund, allocated by the MOF and the Ministry of Water Resources, will be spent on repairing flood-damaged water conservancy facilities in Jiangxi province, supporting flood control in southern provinces and helping drought relief in Henan province, the MOF said in a statement on its website. Tags: 2012 rtglobalreport news media natural disaster homes loss death homeless China Chinese Water Beijing Shanghai Xinhua Jiangsu Hubei Hunan Jiangxi Sichuan Yunnan Guizhou heavy rain flooding evacuation Anhui Province Guizhou Province damage insurance claims home insurance life insurance banks Huangpi rescue disaster relief goods rice oil food drinks mountai...