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Drought event report

Category: Drought
Observation: 28.07.2013
Continent: Asia
Country: China
State: Province of Guizhou
Area: Guizhou-wide
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Severity: Hight
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Persistent drought in southwest China's Guizhou province has affected more than 8.37 million people, local officials said. The dry weather has lingered in the region since mid-June, affecting 61 counties, China's official Xinhua News Agency reported Friday.More than 1.3 million acres of farmland have been affected, causing an economic loss of $522 million, local officials said.Provincial government officials have allocated $3.1 million for drought relief. The dry weather is expected to remain through Aug. 5.
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