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Severe flood lashes China

Flood torrents pass Three Gorges Dam safely

The photo taken on August 6, 2009 shows a panorama of the Three Gorges Dam on the Yangtze River in Yichang City of Hubei Province. The flood torrents passed the Three Gorges Dam safely. Full story

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Severe floods harass SW China

Video shows the local residents in deep water on a flooded street as heavy rainstorms hit Chongqing municipality in SW China.

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Rainstorm kills 10 in SW China's Chongqing

2009-08-06 07:17:14 GMT Xinhua English Rainstorm-triggered floods in southwest China's Chongqing municipality have killed at least 10 people in the past four days, officials with the Ministry of Civil Affairs said Wednesday. Another person is still missing.

Tropical storm Goni hits S China

2009-08-05 02:01:33 GMT Xinhua English GUANGZHOU, Aug. 5 (Xinhua) -- The tropical storm Goni landed at a speed of 83 km per hour early Wednesday morning in Taishan of southern China's Guangdong Province, according to local meteorological station.

Ships called to harbor as tropical storm Goni draws near S China

2009-08-04 07:48:04 GMT Xinhua English HAIKOU, Aug. 4 (Xinhua) -- Maritime affairs departments in south China's provinces have called ships to harbor as tropical storm Goni is poised for a landing through Guangdong Province on Wednesday.

3 dead, 3 missing in central, SW China floods

2009-08-04 06:20:32 GMT Xinhua English WUHAN, Aug. 4 (Xinhua) -- Three people were killed and three others went missing as torrential rains hit central and southwest China, local government officials said Tuesday.

Flooding leaves 307 dead, 113 missing in China

2009-07-30 12:48:31 GMT Xinhua English BEIJING, July 30 (Xinhua) -- Rainstorms in China this year have left 307 people dead and 113 missing as of Thursday, according to the country's State Flood Control and Drought Relief Headquarters (SFDH).

Vice premier urges continued efforts to fight floods

2009-07-29 12:06:23 GMT Xinhua English BEIJING, July 29 (Xinhua) -- Chinese Vice Premier Hui Liangyu has urged government agencies to continue efforts in fighting floods and other disasters, after heavy rains hit most of southwest and east China, triggering floods, landslides and mud-rock flows.

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Hotel swept into river after typhoon

2009-08-10 02:17:58 GMT Xinhua English A six-storey hotel building leans before falling into a flooded river after Typhoon Morakot hit Taitung county, eastern Taiwan, August 9, 2009.

Flood torrents pass Three Gorges Dam safely

2009-08-07 10:13:22 GMT Xinhua English The photo taken on August 6, 2009 shows a panorama of the Three Gorges Dam on the Yangtze River in Yichang City of central China's Hubei Province. The flood torrents passed the Three Gorges Dam safely with a speed reaching 55,000 cubic meters per second on Thursday. The guarding personnel spent more hours patrolling around the dam to ensure safety.

Continual heavy rainfalls cause flood over Chongqing

2009-08-05 03:57:58 GMT Xinhua English The houses along the Nanbin Road are inundated by rainfalls in southwest China's Chongqing Municipality, August 4, 2009. The continual heavy rainfalls in Chongqing brought about flood over the city, with many lower sections of the riverside streets submerged.

Heavy rain causes traffic jam in Chongqing, SW China

2009-08-04 14:14:52 GMT Xinhua English Heavy rain hit Chongqing on Tuesday causing traffic jam and the closure of highways. A total of 379,900 people are plagued by the strong rainfalls.

Severe floods harass SW China

2009-08-04 09:09:18 GMT SINA.com Severe floods harass SW China.

Tropical storm Goni formed near Hainan,to strike China

2009-08-04 07:39:56 GMT Xinhua English Tropical storm Goni, formed in the Pacific near Hainan on Monday, is forecast to strike China.