In 1998, 4,000 people died in the Yangtze floods in China. Now the country is bracing for its worst flooding since then as Typhoon Conson, which has already killed 38 people in the Philippines, closes in on China’s southern coast.

China has been beaten up by the weather lately, with 35 million people affected and 1.2 million people chased from their homes.

The BBC:

China is bracing itself for its worst floods in more than a decade as Typhoon Conson closes in on its southern coast.

Conson – which claimed at least 37 lives in the Philippines – brings with it torrential rains increasing the risk of floods, meteorologists warned.

Floods and landslides have killed at least 135 people in China this month and 41 are missing, state media report.

More than 35 million people across China have been hit by the poor weather and 1.2 million have been relocated.

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