Written by Stephanie Kriner Staff Writer,
DisasterRelief.org, with news reports
Floods and landslides have also brought devastation to South Korea and China, killing dozens and forcing hundreds of people from their homes.
In South Korea, flooding in Seoul and surrounding areas has caused 62 deaths since last weekend. According to local media, about one third of the deaths were due to electrocution as people walked by street lamps on flooded streets.
The Korea Times reported that floodwaters had submerged 60,000 houses and 2,000 hectares of farmland, causing up to 97 billion won ($74.5 million) in damages.
Meanwhile, floods in southwest China have caused landslides and killed at least 34 people, according to CNN. Thousands of homes also have been destroyed, according to the state-run Xinhua News Agency.
A series of storms that have hit the region since July 2 have triggered the flooding. The disaster has caused $60 million in damages to schools, crops and reservoirs, cutting power and water supplies, Xinhua reported.
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