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The State Council announced on Monday that it had set up an investigative team to look into the Zhengzhou flood and evaluate the disaster-response process, to draw lessons from it and to punish those responsible.
Death toll from Henan floods climbs to 302 as of noon on Monday, with 50 still missing.
More than 14.53 million people in 150 county-level regions had been affected by downpours since July 16. Over 1.09 million hectares of crops were damaged, and over 30,600 houses had collapsed across the province.
07:24 2022-01-22
90 Henan officials punished over flood

A total of 90 officials in Henan province have been punished in relation to a flood which left 398 people dead or missing in the province in July, according to discipline authorities and an investigation report released on Friday.

08:29 2021-08-20
Li vows more aid to Henan relief

Premier Li Keqiang has pledged greater support to flood-hit areas in Henan province to expedite steps for post-disaster reconstruction, saying that lessons must be drawn from the floods to strengthen weak areas in urban development.

18:04 2021-08-17
Aquaculture restoration boosted with live fish donated in C China

So far, 22 aquatic seed production units across China have donated 69,000 kilograms of frys and fingerlings, including carp and loach, which will be transported to the rain and flood-hit area to support the restoration of aquaculture production in 14 severely affected counties and cities in Central China's Henan province, the agriculture ministry said on Tuesday.

08:57 2021-08-12
Further flood damage likely, warns ministry

Floods will continue to cause damage and pose hazards in many parts of China this month due to heavy rain, the Ministry of Emergency Management said.

20:19 2021-08-04
Post-disaster recovery efforts well underway in Henan

Henan provincial officials have issued funding totaling almost 5 billion yuan since July 22 to accelerate post-disaster recovery after unprecedented flooding killed at least 302 people, and destroyed homes and crops.

19:41 2021-08-04
Charity to fund flood cleanup for 620 Henan villages

620 villages in Central China’s flood-ravaged Henan province will benefit from a silt-cleanup program funded by the China Foundation for Poverty Alleviation.

18:29 2021-08-04
Traveling doctor runs to the rescue — twice

Zhang Quande, a doctor at People's Hosiptal in the Ningxia Hui autonomous region, saved two emergency patients during train trips in late July.

09:37 2021-08-03
China releases first batch of fertilizer to Henan

The National Development and Reform Commission, China's top economic planner, has delivered the first batch of fertilizer to the rain-battered Henan province to ensure the need for post-disaster agricultural production.

07:35 2021-08-03
Measures needed to minimize risk

Ten days after floodwaters claimed the lives of six people in the Jingguang Expressway tunnel in downtown Zhengzhou, Henan province, traffic slowly resumed.

07:21 2021-08-03
Henan flooding death toll rises to 302

The death toll from torrential rains in Central China's Henan province has risen to 302 as of Monday noon, the information office of the provincial government said at a news briefing on Monday afternoon. Another 50 people remain missing, said the office.

09:25 2021-08-02
Strengthening protection for vulnerable groups in extreme weather

After rainstorm-triggered floods ravaged Central China's Henan province recently, a 150-second video circulating online raised public concerns about the hardships of disadvantaged groups facing natural disasters.

07:47 2021-08-02
New Yorkers donate to flood-hit Henan province

NEW YORK-People with Chinese roots in New York are donating money to help flood-hit Henan province restore livelihoods and production.

07:26 2021-08-02
City steps up processing of flood claims

Authorities in Zhengzhou, capital of Henan province, have simplified procedures for dealing with damage to cars that was caused by unprecedented rainfall and flooding about two weeks ago.

11:09 2021-08-01
Chinese Americans make donations to flood-hit central China

Chinese Americans in New York are donating money to help flood-hit people in central China's Henan province to restore life and production.

08:24 2021-07-31
Mother helps carry out 'textbook rescue'

What if your beloved family members are facing death but you're unable to rush to the scene and all emergency hotlines are busy?

20:42 2021-07-30
UN official sends support, solidarity to Henan

Recently, Henan province of Central China has been hit by torrential rains. Beate Trankmann, representative of the United Nations Development Program in China, released a video message of support and encouragement to people affected by the heavy rainfall, calling for people to be more proactive in responding to frequent extreme weather around the world.

20:26 2021-07-30
Recovery efforts ongoing after Henan flood

Providing timely relief and preventing flood-borne diseases are key tasks as more than a million people have been relocated after torrential rains hit Henan province, a local official said on Friday.

16:43 2021-07-30
Donations exceed 200 mln yuan from Taiwan business people, enterprises to rain-hit Henan

Taiwan business people and enterprises have donated funds and materials worth more than 200 million yuan (about $30.96 million) to support the flood control and disaster relief in Henan province.

16:10 2021-07-30
Donations pour in to help Henan flood victims

People from across China continue to support people in Henan province whose lives have been affected by the devastating recent flood. As of Thursday noon, 99 people had died in connection with the deluge.

15:23 2021-07-30
Officials work to ensure post-flood food supply

China's agriculture authority is ramping up efforts to ensure ample food supply in China amid extreme weather conditions this year that have posed challenges to the nation's food production in some areas, the Ministry of Agricultural and Rural Affairs said on Friday.

14:00 2021-07-30
Rescuers, residents reinforce embankment in Xunxian, Henan

Rescuers and local residents reinforce the embankment in Xunxian county, Central China's Henan province.

11:07 2021-07-30
Bullet trains back on track in Zhengzhou

Most bullet trains operated by China Railway Zhengzhou Group resumed services on Thursday after torrential rains halted their operation in Central China's Henan province, the national railway operator said on Friday.

16:48 2021-07-29
Henan death toll climbs to 99 as recovery efforts continue

The death toll in Central China's Henan province from heavy rainfall and flooding has reached 99 as of noon Thursday, and over 13.91 million people were affected, the latest figures from the provincial government showed.

08:58 2021-07-29
Weihui battles back from record deluge

A total of 204,000 people have been relocated due to heavy rainfall and severe flooding in Weihui, Henan province, and a number of disaster relief and recovery measures have been implemented, local officials said on Wednesday.

20:04 2021-07-28
Henan flooding impacts 13.66 million

More than 13.66 million have been impacted by last week’s deadly rains, which killed at least 73 and affected over 1 million hectares of crops.

19:34 2021-07-28
Agricultural machinery helps recovery of Henan's flooded fields

Agricultural production recovery gets a boost as machinery, including water pumps, are dispatched to Henan province to drain flooded fields and prepare land for plowing and replanting at the proper time.

17:37 2021-07-28
Geological hazards play no role in Henan casualties, injuries: Official

Thanks to solid prevention and timely evaluation, geological disasters played no role in causing casualties or injuries in rain-ravaged Henan province, a senior Chinese official said on Wednesday.

16:06 2021-07-28
Flood claims 73 lives in Henan: Official

The flood and other downpour-induced disasters have claimed 73 lives in Central China's Henan province since July 16, affecting 13.66 million residents across the province's 16 cities and 150 counties, a senior official said on Wednesday.

09:03 2021-07-28
Canal breach repaired

After six days and five nights of urgent work, including the unloading of the last truck of sand and stone, the more-than-100-meter breach on the bank of a canal in Xinxiang city, Henan province, was finally repaired on Monday. The canal was breached by floods triggered by torrential rainfall last week, threatening tens of thousands of people who live nearby. China Daily photographers Wang Jing and Wu Xiaohui report from Xinxiang.

07:07 2021-07-28
Officer saves 51 and survives flood

A 32-year-old police officer who saved 51 people from the floods in Henan province and was swept away by a surge of water has recounted his extraordinary survival tale.

07:06 2021-07-28
Henan braces for new downpours

As Henan province mops up from the floodwaters that caused 71 deaths and affected more than 13.3 million people last week, it is bracing for more heavy rain from Typhoon In-Fa.

07:00 2021-07-28
Henan allocated 3b yuan for flood recovery

China has earmarked 3 billion yuan (about $463.43 million) to support flood control and disaster recovery in the central province of Henan, the Ministry of Finance said.

06:40 2021-07-28
Tech used in flood control, disaster relief

A large number of advanced technologies have been used in China's all-out efforts to ramp up flood control and disaster relief in Central China's Henan province. Here are some of the highlights.

20:19 2021-07-27
Seed collection will ensure grain recovery in Henan

Over 100,000 kg of seeds collected from multiple resources to ensure grain production recovery following fatal floods that battered Central China’s Henan province.

19:40 2021-07-27
Henan flood death toll climbs to 71

Death toll reaches 71 as of noon Tuesday in Central China’s Henan province as authorities continue rescue operations and prepare for second round of heavy rainfall.

18:15 2021-07-27
Bus service restored in some Henan cities

As of Tuesday morning, bus services in some rain-ravaged cities in Central China’s Henan province have resumed operation, the local transport authority said.

17:57 2021-07-27
Across the nation, Chinese rush to feed Henan

People from across China driving all manner of daily necessities, including fresh vegetables, to Henan province to ease people's lives in the flood-affected province.

16:45 2021-07-27
Death toll from Henan floods climbs to 71

Death toll from Henan floods climbs to 71 as of noon Tuesday.

16:36 2021-07-27
Two more bodies found in subway tunnel after flood in Zhengzhou

Two more people were found dead after being trapped in the subway in Zhengzhou, Henan province, on July 20 as record-breaking torrential rain hit the city and poured into the subway tunnel, the city's flood control and drought relief authority said on Tuesday.

08:51 2021-07-27
Medical intern saves dozens of lives trapped in flood

Yu Yifei, a 26-year-old medical intern at People's Hospital of Zhengzhou in Henan province, saved about a dozen people trapped in a flooded subway train when torrential rain lashed the city on July 20.

07:59 2021-07-27
Volunteers rise to challenge in flood-stricken Henan

Zhou Jing, who runs a dessert shop in Hefei, capital of Anhui province, messaged her hairdresser for an appointment last week, expecting the customary quick reply.

07:18 2021-07-27
Premier: Bolster flood control, disaster relief efforts

Premier Li Keqiang called on Monday for stronger early warning and first response mechanisms to beef up flood control and disaster relief measures, saying that the central government will mobilize a fund of several billion yuan from its contingency reserve to help floodhit areas.

21:33 2021-07-26
Crop damage limited in Henan flooding

About 0.3 percent of the farmland involving autumn crops will have no harvest after inundated by recent flooding in Henan province — a small amount without much impact — according to the provincial Department of Agriculture and Rural Affairs.

20:12 2021-07-26
Henan death toll climbs to 69

18:16 2021-07-26
Most bus service restored in Zhengzhou

Transport authority reports 96 percent of bus services restored to flood-ravaged Zhengzhou by Sunday afternoon, as taxis, ride hailing resume.

16:45 2021-07-26
Death toll from Henan floods climbs to 69, with 5 missing

As of noon Monday, the death toll from floods in Central China's Henan province has risen to 69, with five people missing, the provincial government said at a news conference.

15:44 2021-07-26
Chinese firms donate millions to help flood victims

Chinese companies lent a helping hand by making contributions and offering emergency aid services for disaster relief in Central China's Henan province, where the torrential rainfall caused casualties and property losses.

13:57 2021-07-26
Henan river breach sealed after tireless work

Henan river breach sealed after tireless work

10:38 2021-07-26
Section of dam along swollen Weihe River closed

A river bank with a 40-meter break at the Xinzhen town section of Weihe River was successfully sealed at 2:27 am on Monday at Xinzhen town, Juxian county of Henan province.

07:06 2021-07-26
Henan strives to restore residents' everyday life

Authorities in Central China's Henan province are racing against the clock to restore normalcy after more than a week of downpours inundated homes, overfilled rivers and reservoirs, killed 63 people and left five missing as of noon on Sunday, a local official said.

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