Post navigation China has experienced severe flooding as a result of Typhoon Doksuri, with areas of Heilongjiang and Jilin provinces affected. Local officials organized evacuations to move residents of high-risk towns to safer areas. A total of 154,000 hectares of crops have been damaged due to the floods. The United States credit rating has recently decreased while countries such as France, Canada and Germany have achieved a higher rating. This is due to the rise in budget deficits, as well as the lack of agreed upon measures to address the national debt. This decrease places the United States in a vulnerable position relative to other developed nations.