Heavy Rains and Deadly Floods in China Shut Down Subways.
“I have lived in Zhengzhou all my life and have never seen such a heavy rainstorm as today, July 20, 2021…” where passengers were trapped in waist-high water.”
— Wang Guirong, restaurant manager in Zhengzhou, Henan Province, China
July 20, 2021 Zhengzhou, Capitol of Henan Province, China – This is China’s annual “rainy season,” but no one has been prepared for the nearly 8 inches of rain that fell in one hour on Tuesday, July 20, 2021, causing the Yellow River in Zhengzhou to overflow its banks. Ninety-four million people live in China’s Henan Province and heavy rainfall has now killed at least 12 people in the capitol while more than 100,000 people are now trying to survive in “safe zones.”
Wang Guirong, a 56-year-old restaurant manager, said she planned to sleep on the couch in her restaurant after being told there was no power in her neighborhood. “I have lived in Zhengzhou all my life and have never seen such a heavy rainstorm as today … where passengers were trapped in waist-high water.”
July 19-20, 2021 — Flooding Inside Zhengzhou Subway and Streets
Will the Xiaolangdi Reservoir Dam Collapse?
The Chinese army contacted media to warn that the Xiaolangdi Reservoir Dam is badly damaged by the torrential rains and “could collapse at any time.” Evacuations around the dam have been ordered by the local government.
NASA Global Climate Change: https://climate.nasa.gov/
Columbia Climate School: The Earth Institute: https://www.earth.columbia.edu/articles/view/1963
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