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Major Flooding Hits China As Devastation Leaves Cities In Ruin

MAJOR FLOODING HITS CHINA – Over 100,000 residents were forced to flee their homes as a massive flood swept across the central Chinese city of Zhengzhou.

Recently, record rainfall caused widespread flooding to areas around the Henan province. Among the heaviest-hit area was the Zhengzhou, home to over 10 million residents.

Currently, local authorities reported 12 deaths as rescue teams struggle with shoulder-level depths of flood water. Meanwhile, rescue operations are still continuing with more deaths expected.

Major Flooding Hits China, Over 100,000 Forced To Relocate

Based on an article from Bloomberg, the flooding was brought about by rainfall equal to eight months worth of the city’s previous average rainfall levels. Due to this, major industries such as iPhone manufacturing have halted operations.

Along with this, the flooding in the Henan province was expected to heavily impact China’s food supply being the country’s second-largest food producer. Additionally, rescue workers and authorities collaborated to prevent further dam breaches and restore lost electricity.

As per the article, Zhengzhou had 18 inches of rain fall or 457.5 millimeters in the last 24 hours. This was the highest-recorded number in history. In fact, it was more than twice the amount of the previous record of 201.9 millimeters in a single hour.

Due to this, environmental offices warned that the effects of climate change could worsen more as it already had in the past 20 years. “Climate change has made extreme weather like heat waves and floods more frequent and more deadly in the past 20 yearsthese are all wake-up calls reminding people of the climate change crisis“, said Asia climate and energy campaigner Liu Junyan.

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