China offers $131 million to local governments to deal with typhoon, flood, droughtChristian Fernsby ▼ | August 18, 2019
The central government in China has offered financial support of 920 million yuan ($131 million) to local governments to help counter typhoon, flood control and drought relief.
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Another fund worth 320 million yuan was used to support Hebei, Liaoning, Jilin and Heilongjiang provinces in flood control and typhoon relief.
Typhoon Lekima landed in east China's Zhejiang on Aug. 10, wreaking havoc as a super typhoon. About 13 provincial regions have been affected by the typhoon.
China announced the second-highest level in China's four-level typhoon emergency response system to deal with Typhoon Lekima and minimize casualties and losses. ■