According to Chinese state media, on August 2, Liaoning local authorities said more than 6,000 people were evacuated after rising river water burst a dyke in the northeastern province of Liaoning.
In July, two rounds of heavy rainfall in the Raoyang River catchment in Panjin City, Liaoning Province, caused widespread flooding.
According to the Department of Meteorology and Hydrology, this is the most severe flood ever.
The dyke broke at 10:30 am (local time) on August 1.
Panjin City’s flood control headquarters activated a level 1 emergency flood control response and dispatched more than 2,000 rescue workers, 320 transport vehicles, and vehicles to the scene.
Flood fighting materials such as sandbags and timber piles were quickly brought to the area.
As of 19:00 on the same day, more than 6,000 residents had been safely evacuated. The flood has reported no casualties, but urgent rescue work is still underway.
On July 31, Liaoning flood control and drought relief headquarters said that heavy rainstorms had affected more than 222,000 people in northeast China’s Liaoning province. Roughly 44,000 hectares of crops were damaged that day, and direct economic losses from the floods reached almost $62 million.