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China allocates flood relief materials for Shandong, Anhui

Updated: Aug 24,2018 7:10 AM     Xinhua

BEIJING — Chinese government has allocated flood relief materials to Shandong and Anhui provinces to help with disaster relief, the Ministry of Emergency Management said on Aug 23.

Some 3,000 tents, 5,000 fold-away beds, 60,000 garments and quilts, and 20 floodlights were allocated from the central government’s reserve warehouses in the cities of Hefei, Zhengzhou, and Wuhan, the ministry said.

The materials will be used by evacuated residents, according to the ministry.

Emergency responses have been launched in Shandong and Anhui following rainstorms and floods caused by Typhoon Rumbia.

Some 2.6 million people in Anhui had been affected by floods, with 12 dead and one missing, while about 3.8 million people in Shandong had been affected, with six dead and 15 missing, according to data from local authorities.