BEIJING, June 28. /ITAR-TASS reporter Andrey Kirillov /. More than 5,000 people have been evacuated in Hunan province, Central China, due to a flood caused by heavy rains not stopping since Monday.
As reported today by Xinhua News Agency, about 310 thousand people in 173 villages have been affected by the disaster. According to local emergency flood and drought control service, it has caused serious damage to irrigation facilities, transport infrastructure and energy supply system. The most affected is the city of Huaihua in the western part of the province. In the area of Hechen the precipitation level over the past day has exceeded 250 mm.
Forecasters, meanwhile, predict continuation of rains in the next three days. Increased flood risk is declared in the basin Zhuanshuy, Tszyshuy and Xiang, where new floods are expected.