It had 5 of the world's top 10 deadliest natural disasters the top 3 occurred in china: the 1931 china floods, death toll 3 million to 4 million, the 1887 yellow river flood, death toll 09 million to 2 million, and the 1556 shaanxi earthquake, death toll 083 million. For many chinese people, the massive floods this year have brought back to mind the devastating disaster in 1998 in which swelling waters claimed thousands of lives and affected millions across. Disasters, such as earthquakes or volcanic eruptions, whereas for the short-term prediction of hydro-meteorologic hazardous events, such as torrential rains, hurricanes and floods, the word forecast is usually employed. The chinese government has allocated 560 million yuan ($8367 million dollars) to disaster relief efforts in four flood-affected provinces, including anhui, hubei, hunan and guizhou. In china in 1998, which is a year just after a super el niño event the recent flood events are compared to the 1998 event in detail below, in order to provide reference for major flood events in the future.
As the total economic toll is estimated at more than $22 billion, china’s devastating floods represent the 5 th costliest non-us weather disaster on record only the 1998 floods, which resulted in losses of $44 billion (in 2016 dollars), have been more damaging. In 1998, floods, droughts, earthquakes and other natural disasters hit china at a cost of 3007 billion yuan (363 billion us dollars), and resulted in 5,511 deaths, official figures showed 29. China’s vice-premier, wang yang, warned in june that a strong el niño effect during the summer of 2016 would increase the risk of floods in the yangtze and huai river basins experts have linked el niño effects to china’s worst floods of recent years when more than 4,000 people died in 1998, mostly around the yangtze, though the beijing.
China flood -- aug, 1998 china flooding forces evacuation of 500,000 people,the boston globe aug8, 1998 by indira a r lakshmanan, globe staff hong kong - in a desperate attempt to contain the worst flooding of the yangtze river since 1954, chinese authorities evacuated more than half a million people in central hubei province while preparing yesterday to blast dikes to dissipate. That makes the floods the second most expensive natural disaster in china, and the fifth most expensive disaster on record outside of the united states, noted weather underground meteorologists jeff masters and bob henson. China's woe summary: in 1998, the yangtze river flooded it was the worst flood china has had since 1954 naturally, it was caused by extremely heavy rain fall that occurred during an el nino event that characterizes the months of june through september.
1 1998 yangtze river floods in china floods in china cause 40% of the total economic loss from natural calamities and are one of the most important and serious natural disasters in china. In their study of the 1998 flood disaster on the yangtze river, china, zong and chen (2000) observed that extensive reclamation of the fluvial islands within the middle basin considerably. Hunan battles floods more than 760,000 people in central china's hunan province are joining the battle to stop dongting lake from flooding as the season's worst floods from the lake and the rain. Take flood and drought disasters as an example, from 1766 bc to 1937 ad, records show that there have been 1058 floods, 1074 droughts and the annual average of flood and drought is 086 times (deng, 1937.
The 1998 flood was induced by severe rainfall events associated with anomalous summer monsoon and mei-yu front activities over east asia under the prolonged impact of the strongest 1997/98 el niño event in the last century . Disaster reduction report of the people’s republic of china areas affected by floods, which mainly occur in summer and autumn, stand at over 10 million hectares per year, among which more than 5 china (1998 -2010) (hereinafter referred to as the disaster reduction. The dependence of the regcm3 (regional climate model version 3) downscaling skill on initial conditions (ics) and lateral boundary conditions (lbcs) are investigated for the 1998 summer flood along the yangtze river basin in china. But china's flood disaster story is far from over new floods in northeastern china are threatening millions of people in the country's industrial heartland, while in the south a fresh flood peak is rushing down the yangtze river, officials and state media said on thursday.
The 1998 china floods (1998年中国洪水) were a series of floods that lasted from middle of june to the beginning of september 1998 in china at the yangtze river as well as the nen river , songhua river and the pearl river overview in the summer of 1998, china experienced massive flooding including floods of the yangtze river , the nen river , the songhua river and the pearl river after. The monsoon hasn’t been this bad in china since 1998, when the country’s worst weather disaster on record killed more than 4,000 people and tallied $44 billion in damage. In china, authorities have told millions of soldiers and civilians to brace for another flood crest -- the eighth this year -- along the yangtze river, which has seen its worst flooding in 44 years. After classifying each flood into five levels, namely very small, small, medium, serious and very serious, by assessing the affected area, casualty and economic cost of the inundation, the team found that most of the flooding disasters in china are small and very small, contributing to 832% of total occurrence of floods in the period of study.
This summer's devastating flood waters are receding across most of china, but the communist regime seems intent on wringing every last drop of public-relations value it can out of the disaster. The 1998 summer flood disaster in china devastated both the government and the people caused by major human errors such as deforestation, overpopulation, location, and past failures only to be later resolved by its reactions and responses to improve its status with the yangtze and avoid future, major complications. The flood devil, as one local newspaper called it, is back death and destruction in the yangtse valley are an annual tragedy but this summer they are on a massive scale.