Fi­nan­cial Sup­port to Deal With Typhoon, Flood, Drought Of­fered

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China’s cen­tral gov­ern­ment has of­fered fi­nan­cial sup­port of 920 mil­lion yuan (FJ$284.47m) to lo­cal govern­ments to help counter typhoon, flood con­trol and drought re­lief. An emer­gency re­lief fund of 600 mil­lion yuan has been of­fered to 11 pro­vin­cial re­gions in­clud­ing He­nan, Sichuan and Gansu to help them con­trol flood and deal with drought, ac­cord­ing to the Min­istry of Fi­nance and the Min­istry of Emer­gency Man­age­ment. An­other fund worth 320 mil­lion yuan (FJ$98.95m) was used to sup­port He­bei, Liaon­ing, Jilin and Hei­longjiang prov­inces in flood con­trol and typhoon re­lief.

Typhoon Lekima landed in east China’s Zhe­jiang on Au­gust 10, wreak­ing havoc as a su­per typhoon. About 13 pro­vin­cial re­gions have been af­fected by the typhoon. China an­nounced the sec­ond­high­est level in China’s four-level typhoon emer­gency re­sponse sys­tem to deal with Typhoon Lekima and min­imise ca­su­al­ties and losses.

Photo:

Po­lice of­fi­cers help­ing peo­ple stranded by floods in Zhoushan City, a part of China’s Zhe­jiang Prov­ince. Typhoon Lekima, the ninth of the year, made land­fall in Wen­ling City.

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