An old man named Wang Rongsheng clears up the hull scattered by the flood beside Pangyang Lake in Duchang, east China's Jiangxi Province, Aug. 10, 2012. Jiangxi Flood Control and Drought Relief Headquarters has upgraded the level of flood control and emergency response from IV to III since Aug. 9 due to the torrential rain caused by typhoon Haikui.(Xinhua/Fu Jianbin)
NANCHANG, Aug. 10 (Xinhua) -- More than 330,000 people in east China's Jiangxi Province have been affected by typhoon Haikui, local authorities said Friday.
Typhoon-triggered torrential rainstorms have battered Jiangxi since the typhoon made landfall early Wednesday morning in east China's Zhejiang Province, according to the provincial flood control and drought relief headquarters.
As of 5 p.m. Friday, over 33,780 residents had been relocated in the province.
The water level of Poyang Lake, the country's largest freshwater lake, stood at 19.2 meters, 0.20 meter over the alert level and 2.25 meters higher than the average annual level.
The city of Jingdezhen, which was hit hard by heavy rains, received 328 mm of rain, the headquarters said, adding that 182,440 people were affected in the city.
No casualties have been reported in Jiangxi.
Haikui, the 11th typhoon of the year, was the third typhoon to wallop China's eastern coast in a week, after storms Saola and Damrey hit the region over the weekend.
It has left six people dead and forced more than 2.17 million people to be relocated in four provincial-level regions in eastern China, the Ministry of Civil Affairs said Friday.
BEIJING, Aug. 10 (Xinhua) -- Typhoon Haikui has left six people dead and forced more than 2.17 million people to be relocated in four provincial-level regions in east China, the Ministry of Civil Affairs said Friday. Full story
BEIJING, Aug. 9 (Xinhua) -- More than 6 million people had been affected by Typhoon Haikui in four provinces as of 8 a.m. Thursday, the country's flood control authority said.
Typhoon Haikui, which made landfall early Wednesday morning in east China's Zhejiang province, has destroyed 7,561 houses and 388,180 hectares of cropland in Zhejiang, Jiangsu and Anhui provinces, and Shanghai, according to a statement on the website of the State Flood Control and Drought Relief Headquarters. Full story