China braces itself for another storm
In less than a week China is preparing again for its second powerful storm.
Tropical storm Chanthu is expected to make land fall on Thursday and with the possibility to pick up force while its over the South China Sea. Just last week tropical storm Conson passed the island leaving two people dead, bringing the death toll to nearly 300 also due to heavy flooding and landslides. The Chinese government right now are instructing people to stay indoors.
Southern and Central China have been suffering from floods and landslides after weeks of rain and currently the deluge is heading up North with Liaoyuan City already in 1 meter deep water. Although flooding is common in Southern China during the rainy season, this year is the worse having 273 people dying bringing this year’s death toll up to 701 with 347 more missing. The Chinese government already estimated the damage done by the flooding and landslide to reach $21 billion dollars.
The International Red Cross is expressing their concern that they might have enough food, water and shelter for the next month since they have already 300,000 people being evacuated. With the typhoon season only starting, fears of another disaster grips the country.