May 10, 2015 - CHINA - China's Ministry of Civil Affairs say that provinces in southern China have been affected by recent heavy rain, strong winds and hail. The heavy rain has caused flooding and landslides, leaving thousands displaced and several people dead.
In Hunan province, 28.5 million people have been affected by the bad weather. It is thought that at around 2 people have been killed in a landslide caused by the heavy rain in the province. Around 3,200 people were evacuated and more than 2,400 people needed emergency assistance. As many as 400 houses have collapsed and more than 4,600 have been damaged in the landslide and floods.
In Hubai province, 1,300 people have been evacuated after nearly 200 houses collapsed and more than 2,300 were damaged by heavy rain and floods. Over 500 have been evacuated after floods in Guizhou province.
Three people have been reported as drowned in flood water in Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region.
One person died in a lightning strike in Jiangxi province. Another victim was also killed by lightning in Gunagdong province, where around 1,900 people have been evacuated after more than 500 houses were damaged by the severe weather.
Parts of Sichuan province have also been affected by the floods and severe weather.
Rainfall figures, 10 and 11 May 2015, Southern China
Below are WMO rainfall figures for a 24 hour period between 10 and 11 May 2015:
Shaoguan, Guangdong province - 104 mm
Nancheng, Dongguan, Guangdong province - 103 mm
Sanming, Fujian province - 75.8 mm
Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province - 88 mm