"Mass Floods Hit China’s Coal Hub, Threatening Power Supplies"

"China’s largest coal-producing region was hit by severe flooding, threatening the country’s already strained power supply and displacing more than 120,000 people as residents called for help from other regions.

Officials in the northern Chinese province of Shanxi said on Sunday that more than 1.75 million people in 11 cities across the province had been affected, with at least 17,000 homes collapsing and almost 200,000 hectares (494,210 acres) of land destroyed. At least six people have died, according to authorities.

Landslides and flooding in neighboring Shaanxi province had displaced at least 70,000 people and killed 12."

Lily Kuo reports for the Washington Post October 11, 2021.

Source: Washington Post, 10/12/2021