Over 9,000 people were evacuated from their homes in Poyang County, in China’s eastern Jiangxi province, by July 10, according to CGTN, who said the Yangtze River “has seen its biggest floods in the past two decades.”
Poyang County was hit by heavy rain of up to 725 mm in recent days, China Fire, the country’s national firefighter organization, said on Weibo.
This video, released by China Fire, shows firefighters helping to evacuate local residents during a relief operation in Poyang County. Over 600 personnel participated in the search and rescue work.
Across the rest of Jiangxi province, more than 151,000 people were evacuated, and nearly 2,000 houses damaged in recent days, as a result of heavy flooding across the region, according to reports. A similar number of people were evacuated in Anhui province. Credit: China Fire via Storyful