Heaviest Rainfall In 1,000 Years Caused Floods In China’s Henan Province
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Central China has been inundated by torrential downpours (a year’s worth of rain coming down in just 3 days) leading to severe flooding, several killed in the subway system, and hundreds of thousands being evacuated to higher ground. ABC News’ Britt Clennett reports on the severe flash flooding in parts of China, resulting in at least 25 dead, hundreds of thousands displaced, and many trapped in need of rescue, in the video published on July 21, 2021, “Central China suffers devastating flash floods“, below:
Scientists attribute such events resulting from climate change and urbanization. The flood threatens to cause disruption in food and supply chain in the region.
Zhengzhou, in China’s central Henan province, has been hit with torrential rain and intense flooding. Over 100,000 people have been relocated to safety and at least 25 have died, according to state media reports. Foxconn, which runs the world’s biggest Apple iPhone assembly plant in Zhengzhou, said operations had not been impacted by the floods, in the video published on July 12, 2021, “Massive floods strike China’s ‘iPhone City’ after heaviest rains in 1,000 years“, below:
Heavy rainfall inundated streets and caused major rivers to burst their banks in the central province of Henan on Tuesday, July 20, 2021, in the video published on July 21, 2021, “China: Heavy rains cause deadly floods in Henan province | DW News“, below:
Twelve people have died after record-breaking rainfall flooded underground railway tunnels in China, leaving passengers trapped in rising waters, in the video published on July 21, 2021, “Twelve die as rain floods train tunnel in China – BBC News“, below:
The forecast indicates that the rain may continue for few more days.
In the video published on July 22, 2021, “Death toll continues to rise after floods in central China that displaced over 1.2 million people“, below:
At least 12 people died in a flooded subway line in Zhengzhou, the capital of China’s central Henan province, after the city was drenched by what weather watchers said were the heaviest rains for 1,000 years, in the video published on July 21, 2021, “Worst rainfall in 1,000 years in China’s Henan province“, below:
Heavy rains have left large parts of China’s central Henan province underwater. Millions of people have been affected as a year’s worth of rain fell in just three days. At least a dozen people have died in the capital Zhengzhou. Streets have turned into rapidly flowing rivers, and cars and buses have been submerged in muddy waters. Thousands have spent the night in their workplaces or checked into hotels. Floods in China are common during the rainy season, but the threat has worsened over the decades as dams and levees disrupt water flows, in the video published on July 21, 2021, “At least 25 dead as China’s Henan province deluged by heaviest rains in 1,000 years“, below:
In the video published on July 22, 2021, “Watch: China witnesses worst rainstorm in 1000 years, floods leave behind trail of destruction“, below:
Heavy rains have flooded parts of central China’s Henan province, upending the lives of tens of millions and leaving at least 12 dead. More than 20cm of rain fell in one hour in Zhengzhou, the regional capital, flooding the city’s subway system and major roads. The heavy rains began on 17 July ahead of severe downpours on 20 July, 2021, in the video published on July 20, 2021, “Deadly rains hit central China subways flood and tens of millions impacted“, below:
China has raised a red storm alert for four cities in the north of Henan — Xinxiang, Anyang, Hebi, and Jiaozuo. The provincial weather bureau told state media it had issued a report warning of the coming torrential rains two days in advance, in the video published on July 22, 2021, “Central China Floods: Death toll goes up to 33, thousands evacuated from Henan province|English News“, below:
According to Global Times, Internet firms rush to offer donations totaling $145 million to help Henan flood victims.
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