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China: Typhoon: 2018/08/17 Country Information on DRR

Period 2018/08/17
Country or District China
Event Type Typhoon
Outline Nearly 260,000 residents in central China's Henan Province have been affected by Typhoon Rumbia, the 18th this year.The province was hit by heavy downpours on Friday and Saturday, resulting in flooding in a number of cities and districts.
Human Impact Physical Impact Others

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Xinhua 2018/08/19
The provincial civil affairs department said that, as of 9 p.m. Saturday, heavy rain brought by Typhoon Rumbia has caused direct economic losses of more than 42.8 million yuan (6.2 million U.S. dollars) including 42.5 million yuan in agricultural losses. No casualties have been reported so far, but 259,000 people and nearly 20,000 hectares of crops have been affected and 138 houses damaged.