China snow storm in Shenyang, ChinaAssociate Press Logo
The effects of severe weather can be much more detrimental to some, as you can see from the statistics below.

  • 77.86 million people affected, according to official figures
  • 53 people killed, including 29 in bus crashes in Guizhou and Gansu
  • 89 coal-fired power plants have coal supplies down to alarm level; 18million kW of power generation capacity down due to coal shortage
  • 126 million yuan allocated to six provinces for disaster relief
  • 158,000 PLA troops and armed police and 303,000 paramilitary membershave joined the anti-snow campaign. Almost a million police have beendeployed
  • 178.6 million passengers are expected to travel from January 23 to March 2, up from 156 million last year; at least 300,000 are stranded inGuangzhou
  • 6.86 million hectares of crops in 16 provinces damaged
  • 80 flights between Hong Kong and the mainland cancelled or delayed as of 3pm yesterday

courtesy of SCMP