1998 Yangtze River floods
In the summer of 1998, China experienced massive flooding of parts of the Yangtze River after massive torrential rains took place. Areas that were most threatened include the low-lying basins surrounding the Dongting and Poyang lakes, and surrounding counties in Hubei and Hunan.
The event was considered the worst Northern China flood in 40 years. The floods resulted in 3,704 dead, 15 million homeless and $26 billion in economic loss. Other sources report a total loss of 4150 people, and 180 million people were affected. A staggering 25 million acres (100,000 km2) were evacuated, 13.3 million houses were damaged or destroyed.
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