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    China’s Historic Flood Season, in Numbers and Photos

    Nearly all of China’s provincial-level regions have reported flooding after weeks of persistent rainfall.
    Jul 16, 2020#disasters

    After a deadly coronavirus outbreak that peaked in China earlier this year, the country is now experiencing its worst floods in decades. In June and July, nearly all of China’s provincial-level regions reported flooding, with Hubei — the center of the coronavirus outbreak — now among the hardest-hit areas.

    Here are some of the key numbers summarizing the devastation from this year’s historic flood season:

    rivers whose water levels reached record highs

    people evacuated from their homes since July

    total population affected since July

    in disaster-relief subsidies disbursed by the central government

    worth of direct economic losses from the floods since July

    national emergency responses issued this flood season

    Editors: Ding Yining and David Paulk.

    (Header image: Residents look out over a river in Poyang County, Jiangxi province, July 15, 2020. Wu Huiyuan/Sixth Tone)