In Hibey province in northern China, 40 thousand houses collapsed due to floods, electricity and communication infrastructure of more than 150 thousand houses was severely damaged.
State officials announced that 29 people lost their lives in the floods, which affected 3.9 million people, which make up 5 percent of the population, and 16 people are still missing.
The damage caused by the floods is estimated at 95.8 billion yuan ($ 13.4 billion), while the reconstruction process in the damaged areas is expected to take at least 2 years.
Hibey province, which surrounds the capital Beijing and the city of Tianjin, was exposed to heavy storms and precipitation due to the effect of Typhoon Doxuri, which affected the north of China, between 29 July and 2 August.
The amount of precipitation falling in the province in the Hayhi River basin, where different branches of the Yellow River meet, reached 27.5 billion cubic meters.
While 8 catchment basins and 155 reservoirs of various sizes were created in the state for the control of flood waters, 4.2 billion cubic meters of water was diverted to the catchment areas in the state to reduce the downstream flood pressure.
While many towns, towns and villages are under water in the places where the collection basins are located; 1.7 people were placed in temporary shelters across the state, including 850 thousand people living in these areas.
According to the plan created by the Flood Control Law adopted in 1997 in China, 13 of the 98 flood catchments across the country are located in Hibey province. The law provides for compensation for damages to citizens living in flood catchment areas.
The Ministry of Finance and the Ministry of Water Resources announced that 1 billion yuan (139.69 million dollars) will be allocated from the central budget to cover the financial losses in the settlements in 8 regions used as water collection basins to reduce the impact of the floods caused by Typhoon Doksuri in the Hayhi River basin.