A story by CNN used numbers in multiple ways to tell the story of heavy flooding in Beijing. Numbers were used to describe the physical characteristics of the storm, the number of people killed or effected, and to describe the economic losses the storm caused. Numbers are also used to describe flights that were delayed, and how many passengers were effected.
For the most part, numbers are used in a straight forward way that is easy for readers to understand. The numbers are spaced out so that each use introduces a new and interesting aspect of the story. Most numbers are attributed to various governmental or media based sources.