In East China, there is the strongest in 60 years drought

Drought in ChinaEast China province of Shandong suffered from severe drought in 60 years. Shortage of drinking water have about 240 thousand people.

Covered disaster areas, where located more than 2 million hectares of farmland, growing more than 100,000 head of cattle. Authorities assigned to combat drought 680 million yuan (103 million dollars). More than 2.1 million people were involved in efforts to minimize the effects of the disaster.

According to Chinese meteorologists from September in Shandong province dropped only 11 millimeters of precipitation, which is 86% less than the annual rate for the region.

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