In a cruel version of "be careful what you wish for," eastern China's worst drought in decades has been eclipsed only by its most horrific floods since 1955.
Here are some numbers:
- At least 170 deaths
- Another 83 missing
- 1,000 businesses destroyed
- More than 1.6 million people evacuated from 13 southern and eastern provinces
- 8,400 houses destroyed in Zhejiang province alone
- 5 million people affected overall
- The direct economic loss is calculated at $4.9 billion
But as with most disasters of catastrophic proportions, the numbers don't communicate the extent of the damage.
That's where the pictures come in: