Beijing, 8 Aug (ZXS) -- This reporter learned from China's Ministry of Emergency Management on 5 August that in July, China's floods and geological disasters caused 5.7 million people to varying degrees of disaster, and 703 people died and disappeared due to the disaster.

Recently, the Ministry of Emergency Management, together with relevant departments, conducted a consultation and analysis of the national natural disaster situation in July 2023. In July, China's various natural disasters caused a total of 7.7 million people affected to varying degrees, 1601 people died and disappeared, 8,147 people were urgently relocated, 70,3 houses collapsed, 4300,8400 were seriously damaged, 3134,411,8 hectares of crops were affected, and direct economic losses were 285.9 billion yuan (RMB, the same below), an increase of 44% over the same period last year (7.<> billion yuan). July was the heaviest month of disaster losses this year, and the provinces most severely affected were Fujian, Chongqing, Beijing, Hebei and Inner Mongolia.

In July, there were major floods in the Haihe River Basin, frequent flash floods and geological disasters in the north and south, and a total of seven heavy rainfall processes occurred across the country, with a cumulative rainfall of 7 mm, basically the same as the same period of the year. At the end of July, affected by the remnant circulation of super typhoon "Du Surui", extreme rainfall occurred in North China, Huanghuai and other places, numbered floods occurred in the Ziya River, Daqing River and Yongding River in the Haihe River Basin, and many flood storage and detention areas in Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei and other places were opened, and many places in Beijing and Hebei were seriously affected, causing heavy casualties. The water level of other major rivers in the country is generally lower than the same period of the year, and 7 rivers have flooded above the warning level. In total, floods and geological disasters caused 119.7 million people to varying degrees of disaster, 262 people died and disappeared, more than 703,4 houses collapsed, and direct economic losses of 142.2300 billion yuan.

In July, a total of three typhoons formed in the northwest Pacific and the South China Sea, and two made landfall in China. Typhoon Du Surui No. 7 made landfall along the Jinjiang River coast of Fujian Province on July 3, affecting a wide range and being destructive, causing 2.5 million people in Fujian, Zhejiang, Anhui, Jiangxi, Guangdong and other places to varying degrees, emergency evacuation and relocation of 7,28 people, damage more than 291,76 houses, and direct economic losses of 8.1 billion yuan.

In July, the number of high temperature days in China was higher than in the same period of the year. In early July, the drought in some areas of Inner Mongolia, Hebei, Liaoning and other places was relatively serious, and at the peak of the drought in the middle of the year, 7.7 million people were affected to varying degrees, and the area of crops affected was 431.9 thousand hectares. Affected by the rainfall in late July, the drought in Liaoning was lifted, and the drought in most of Hebei and eastern Inner Mongolia eased, but the drought in central and western Inner Mongolia continued.

In July, there were 7 strong convective weather processes across the country, and Inner Mongolia, Jilin, Liaoning, Shanxi and other places were greatly affected by short-term heavy rainfall, thunderstorms, strong winds, hail, etc. The hailstorm disaster caused 6,64 people to varying degrees of damage, 5 people died due to the disaster, the area of crops affected was 5.190 thousand hectares, and the direct economic loss was 4.14 billion yuan. (End)