Typhoon Haima Damages Dams, Water Facilities in South China

24 Oct 2016 by OOSKAnews Correspondent

Typhoon Haima, which made landfall in south China on October 21st, has damaged dams and water facilities in the city of Shanwei, in Guangdong Province.According to the Shanwei disaster relief office, heavy winds and rainfall from Haima caused 59 dikes to rupture and damaged 21 dam gates and 179 water facilities.Official news agency Xinhua quoted He Guoqing, a senior official with the provincial disaster relief office, as saying water levels at most of Guangdong's dams had reached dangerous levels, increasing the risk of flooding and landslides.Southeastern China was hard hit y typhoons Meranti and Malakas last month...

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