"Deadly Flooding Hits Central China, Affecting Tens Of Millions"

"Torrential rainfall and burst rivers swamp Henan cities, killing 12 in Zhengzhou and trapping province residents"

"Unusually heavy rains and massive flooding have hit China’s Henan province, bursting the banks of rivers, overwhelming dams and the public transport system and upending the lives of tens of millions.

Twelve people have been killed in the provincial capital, Zhengzhou, where more than 20cm (7.8in) of rain fell in one hour on Tuesday. About 100,000 people have been moved to shelters, state media Xinhua reported on Wednesday, citing local government. The rainfall shut the city’s subway system, leaving passengers trapped in waist-high water.

Zhengzhou’s flood control headquarters said that water storage at the Guojiazui reservoir was at “major risk” of dam failure and the local government was ordering evacuations."

Vincent Ni reports for the Guardian July 20, 2021.


"At Least 25 Dead In Chinese Province's Heaviest Rains In 1,000 Years" (Reuters)

"‘Please Save Us!’ Grim Scenes in China as Flood Inundates a Subway" (New York Times)

"Passengers Trapped Inside Submerged Subway As Deadly Floods Sweep Central China" (CNN)

"China Blasts Dam To Divert Floods That Killed At Least 25" (AP)

Source: Guardian, 07/21/2021