Fatal floods hit China forcing over 500,000 to flee
The government has described flooding in some areas as the worst since 1955 and has mobilised troops to evacuate some 555,000 people.
More than 100 people are known to have died so far this month.
China’s disaster alert has been raised to the highest level, four. More heavy rain is expected in the coming days, with little let-up until Sunday.
In Jiangxi province in the east, troops helped 122,400 residents move from vulnerable, low-lying areas, the China News Service reported.
Rain follows drought
In central Hubei province, downpours earlier this week triggered a landslide that left six people missing and blocked the Pingdu River, forcing 2,000 residents to flee.
The floods come after months of crop-destroying drought in the centre and north of the country.
Some areas along the Yangtze River have suffered their worst drought in half a century.
Despite the rain, officials have warned that the crop shortages and dislocation caused by drought will remain severe.
Analysts say crop shortages in China could affect prices around the world.
At present mankind is taking a beating. Like a child that misbehaves. Why? Because those that died in Japan, and those that were raptured, they have been removed to the safe haven (raptured) and pass-overs have been reanimated on the other side. But that is because they died in a rage of anger not yet destroyed by the cup of wrath. They are in the BOWL (raptees excluded) – the decision making process on the other side that got them there by chance and action of the LOZ. Possibly a better position than most people on this planet finds themselves in. One is killed and one is taken up alive. But those killed did not remain in death.
Isaiah 4:4 when the Lord has washed away the filth of the daughters of Zion and cleansed the bloodguilt from the heart of Jerusalem by a spirit of judgment and a spirit of burning.”