Asia: More on typhoon and floods in China and Philippines Graham Land Jul 18th, 2010 Animal Bites Tweet photo by NASA Goddard Photo and Video (Flickr Creative Commons) Tropical storm Conson, aka typhoon Basyang, is currently battering southern China after heavy rains and flooding have already punished the country for weeks. The economic damage from China’s recent weather woes totals in billions of dollars, while evacuations in the affected areas have been widespread. From an Al Jazeera English report/video: Swollen rivers and landslides have already killed 135 people across the country since the start of July. More than 35 million people have had their lives disrupted by the floods and landslides, and more than a million people have been displaced. The Philippines also suffered heavy damage from Conson/Basyang, including 65 deaths, damage to infrastructure and losses in the agricultural and fishing industries, according to a report in the Manila Bulletin. A pipeline in Cavite province, Philippines was also damaged during the typhoon, resulting in an oil leak, according to an ABS-CBN News report. For more on the storms and flooding in China watch the following ITN video report: China floods cause chaos Graham Land SUBSCRIBE TO NEWSLETTER Thank you, your sign-up request was successful! Please check your e-mail inbox. Given email address is already subscribed, thank you! Please provide a valid email address. Oops. Something went wrong. Please try again later.