Slack drainage turns cities into lakes

As rains continue to batter most parts of East, Central and South China, the drainage systems in many cities cannot cope with the deluge, leaving the cities soaked in lake-like conditions.

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Flooding affects many S. regionsSince the flood season began, 13 provinces and autonomous regions have been hit by heavy floods. A total of over 10 million people are affected. Direct economic losses have reached 8.7 billion yuan.

Flood encounters drought in C. China

Anhui, Jiangsu, Hunan and Hubei provinces in east and Central China are suffering two opposite severe weather disasters at the same time.

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