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Floods Hit Southern China, Military Mobilized

Serious floods have hit hard in the southern provinces of Guizhou, Hunan, Jiangxi, Zhejiang, Fujian, and Guangxi. The situation is reported to have worsened, with more torrential rains expected in the next two days. In Jiangxi, where the widespread flooding has killed more than 200 and caused $6.4 billion in damages, the armed forces have been dispatched, including 26,524 troops, 1,418 vehicles, and 585 assault boats.
On June 23, the CCP Central Military Commission’s (CMC) General Staff Department (GSD) and General Political Department (GPD) issued a joint directive to mobilize the People’s Liberation Army and Armed Police forces.
Source: China News Service, June 23, 2010
PLA Daily, June 24, 2010