Floods in north and central China have killed at least 150 people, with more missing and hundreds of thousands forced from homes.
Hebei and Henan provinces are the worst hit by the flash floods and landslides.
At least 53,000 houses have been destroyed in Hebei.
Henan province has been badly hit too, with 72,000 people evacuated.
There have been power cuts and major problems with the communications and transport networks across a wide area.
The summer rains have been especially heavy in China this year.
It has estimated that more than 1.5 million hectares of crops have been damaged and said direct economic losses exceed $3bn.