Thursday, June 09, 2005
Bathtubs From The Sky
"Torrential rains continue to cause widespread flooding across south-central China.
!!! Up to 10 feet of rain fell in some areas in less than nine hours Wednesday. !!!
Rivers, including the Yangtze, are breaking their banks and flooding nearby cities and towns.
The floods have spurred widespread evacuations and major traffic snarls.
One huge landslide blocked traffic for two hours.
No deaths have been reported from the most recent deluge. But seasonal flooding has left more than 200 dead in the hardest-hit areas over the last two weeks.
Relief efforts are underway and health officials are working to prevent outbreaks of disease."