Flood waters threatened a large swath of southeastern China as rainfall from Typhoon Nesat incited rivers across the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, the government news agency Xinhua said Sunday.
The Qinjiang River, one of five in the region to surpass danger levels, has already topped an embankment in the city of Qinzhou, submerging roads. The overflowing rivers have toppled thousands of homes and damaging hundreds of thousands of acres of farmland, Xinhua said.
The Qinjiang is expected to crest in Qinzhou on Monday morning at 1.2 meters (about 4 feet) above the danger level, the regional flood control and drought relief headquarters told Xinhua.
Nesat has affected more than 2 million people, Xinhua said, including 132,2000 people evacuated from Nanning, the regional capital, according to the regional civil affairs department.
The typhoon landed on Chinese soil Friday after viciously striking the Philippines last week, killing 52 people there.