Comprehensive Reports by the World Journal: Heavy Rainstorms Hit Fujian Province, More Than 50,000 Residences in Mingxi Are Affected
[Mingxi County, Fujian Province] According to a news report on June 18, a big rainstorm, the likes of which has not been seen for the past 30 years, hit Mingxi County of Guyi in northwestern Fujian. As many as 50,000 people were affected. The rainstorm caused the direct economic loss of nearly 50 million Chinese Yuan (1.6 million US dollars, 500 Yuan is the average monthly income for an urban Chinese worker). In addition, more than 6,300 mu [Chinese unit of area, equals 1/15 of a hectare] were affected with nearly 6,000 mu losing their harvests.
[Fuzhou, Fujian Province, June 16] Due to continuous and heavy rainstorms, at 4:30 a.m. of June 15, a mountain in Dalu village of Chengguan town, Minqing County, Fuzhou city had a large landslide of mud and rock, fortunately no one was injured or killed.
[Fujian Province, June 16] During recent days, rainstorms hit the big mountain area in northern and northwestern parts of Fujian Province, the biggest flood of the year appeared in the Min river basin.
Heavy rains hit the middle and north part of Fujian Province, which caused dangerous situations along the Yingxia and Waifu railway lines. Up to June 16, dangerous situations such as mountain landslides, road sinking, and culvert blockage have occurred one after another at the Jizhou railway station, at the north part of the Yingxia line, at the Shangyou railway station, at the middle part of the Yingxia line, and at the route between Nanping and Xiqin on the Waifu line.