July 4, 2013. Tropical storm "Rumba" reached the coast of China and is moving from the south to the north-west. This is the sixth tropical storm in China this year, with his victims over the weekend were already 39 people, at least 13 people in the nine most affected areas so far unaccounted for.
Among the affected regions, where torrential rains caused landslides, flooding of rivers and as a result, large-scale flooding, were the south-western province of Sichuan and Inner Mongolia in the north, as well as the coastal provinces of Guangdong, Hainan and Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region in the south.
In order to minimize the number of victims of disaster, Chinese rescue workers were evacuated to safer areas, more than 1.6 thousand people. As a result of the storm, according to preliminary information, destroyed more than 80 private homes, several hundred homes were severely damaged and in need of major repairs, suffered about 2,200 acres of farmland.
Touched the element and tourists vacationing in China. Thus, about 800 tourists were blocked on the island Huichow the Beibu Gulf, as because of the storm were stopped all shipping. A total of 1,421 ship was forced to return to the harbor and wait out the storm.
In the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region was also interrupted passenger rail service, five freight trains were not sent to the flight on time because of the storm. At the airport, the administrative center of the district, the city of Nanning, had to be postponed due to bad weather or cancel about 40 flights.