1998 Yangtze River floods

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The 1998 Yangtze River floods (1998年中国洪水) was a major flood that lasted from middle of June to the beginning of September 1998 in the People's Republic of China at the Yangtze River.[1]

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The event was considered the worst Northern China flood in 40 years.[2] In the summer of 1998, China experienced massive flooding of parts of the Yangtze River, resulting in 3,704 dead, 15 million homeless and $26 billion in economic loss.[3] Other sources report a total loss of 4150 people, and 180 million people were affected.[2] A staggering 25 million acres (100,000 km2) were evacuated, 13.3 million houses were damaged or destroyed. The floods caused $26 billion in damages.[2] ..

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(Archived 2009-10)

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  1. ^ Chinanews.com.cn. "Chinanews.com.cn." 98年特大洪水. Retrieved on 2009-08-01.
  2. ^ a b c Spignesi, Stephen J. [2004] (2004). Catastrophe!: the 100 greatest disasters of all time. Citadel Press. ISBN 0-8065-2558-4. p 37.
  3. ^ Pbs.org. "Pbs.org." Great wall across the Yangtze. Retrieved on 2009-08-01.