Thursday 21 July 2016

Two weeks after heavy rain left 128 people dead another 100 dead or missing in new China floods

Photo PressTV...A resident plows through a flooded road amid heavy rainfall in China’s Hebei Province, July 20, 2016.
  • Flash floods caused by heavy downpours in northern China have left nearly 100 people dead or missing over the past several days.
  • Around 123,000 people in 11 cities across Hebei were forced to evacuate and more than 7,000 houses were destroyed. Traffic, power and communications were also disrupted.
Just two weeks after heavy rain left 128 people dead and 42 others missing, 41,000 destroyed houses and 600,000 people displaced from massive flooding, torrential rain across China has caused yet more flooding in hundreds of towns and trapped many local residents.
In the capital Beijing where roads became rivers, metro stations were closed and hundreds of flights were cancelled.
In the northern Hebei province nearly one hundred people are dead or missing after the heaviest rainfall for 20 years.
Roads were damaged, local power supplies and communication networks disrupted.
Dozens of soldiers were called upon to repair a highway using heavy equipment.
More than 200 local villagers were evacuated as many places still had a high risk of landslides. People have been told to prepare for possible further floods, landslides and mudslides.
Those living in mountainous areas have been advised to move to safer zones.
A red rainstorm alert - the most serious - has been issued; more heavy rain was due to hit the region. In the southwest Guizhou province there was drama on Tuesday when three people were rescued after becoming trapped by the floods.
The operation to winch them to safety from trees where they had taken refuge took 90 minutes.

Home page


Unprecedented and undeniable! June marks 14 consecutive months of record heat for the globe

Deadly Texas heat wave kills four and is the hottest summer since 1994

Greenland lost over a trillion tons of ice from Jan. 1, 2011 to Dec. 31, 2014 report claims

Parts of Europe on alert as a heatwave moves in with some parts hitting 40C (104F)

Tropical Depression 6E (Estelle) to strengthen into tropical storm today

Tropical Storm Darby set to strengthen in the Eastern Pacific

New York set to beat July heat records as high humidity pushes temperature in Central New York to nearly 100F (38C)

3 dead due to heat wave in the Abruzzo region Italy

Hurricane Celia set to strengthen into a "major hurricane" in the East Pacific

A new record: Ten thousand lightning flashes lit up Hong Kong's night sky over the weekend

22 dead and 170,000 forced from their homes from Flash floods in India

11 dead 200 villages marooned as devastating flash floods hit Madhya Pradesh India

500,000 evacuated as deadly Typhoon Nepartak makes landfall in China

Super Typhoon Nepartak hit's Taiwan: 331,900 households without power, strongest winds since 1901

No comments: