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Henan forecasts new storms

The central Chinese province of Henan is threatened by continued extreme rainfall. Yesterday, the provincial weather bureau issued a severe weather warning of the highest level for the megacities of Xinxiang, Anyang, Hebi and Jiaozuo in northern Henan. Tens of thousands of people were evacuated. Anyang has seen precipitation over 600 millimeters since Monday. In the city of Xinxiang, with a population of more than five million, precipitation from Tuesday to Thursday was as high as 800 millimeters. Seven medium-sized reservoirs within the city overflowed, as Reuters reported. In the province of Henan, floods had killed 33 people by Thursday and more than three million were left homeless, according to Henan authorities. Electricity and drinking water supplies have failed in several regions. Many villages remain trapped by water.

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