IA "Meteonovosti" / 13:05 Thursday, June 23
For the first half of this year, China has repeatedly distinguished weather anomalies. For example, throughout the spring north of the country groaning under the worst drought, while the southern provinces poured torrential rains caused severe flooding.
Now in heaven, there is another weather phenomenon. One of the most arid areas of the country, Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, known as the "land of fire", is suffering from heavy rains. And since in this area there are no drains, rain caused severe flooding. Only in the last day in the eastern provinces of China fell to 87-111 mm of rain, exacerbating an already difficult situation.
This was not observed here for the last 30 years. The flood of about two thousand local residents and hundreds of tourists have been cut off from the outside world. Four people were killed, several injured. Flood destroyed the famous vineyards in the Turfan basin area of 134 ha, and about 100 captive breeding hens and 7 lake sources.
According to the latest official data, the flood in Turpan, the center of "fire ground" has destroyed 2,500 homes, severely damaged the water system, affected agricultural land with total area of 1139 hectares. Population lacks drinking water, more than 1,500 people were evacuated. Direct economic losses from floods has reached 270 million yuan. / Meteonovosti.ru /