It's been a tough year weather-wise for China. From floods to droughts, the country has been hit hard with severe weather, and it's happening all over again.
Heavy seasonal flooding has killed at least 155 people and more than one million have been evacuated from homes after waters peaked to their highest levels in more than a decade.
Direct losses from the natural disaster total $6.5 billion, with the majority of the damage occurring in the country's southeast region.
Authorities say that all of the country's major rivers were swollen, and that the levels were higher than in 1998, when mammoth floods killed around 4,000 people.
The Office of State Flood Control and Drought Relief says that nearly 140,000 homes had collapsed and over one million people have had to flee in fear of flood dangers. There have been 13 torrential storms on record this season alone -- that's about four times more than last year.
Even with the construction of three substantial dams along the mighty Yangtze River, flood waters are still raging out of control.
With files from The Associated Press.