Monday, April 22, 2024

Sirens sound in southern China. Guangdong province hit by worst flood in 50 years

The cause of the emergency was heavy torrential rains. As a result, more than 83 thousand people were evacuated, four people died, and another ten are listed as missing.

Authorities say the disaster threatens the country's economic stability, as Guangdong province is one of China's most populous and wealthy.

127 cities are at risk of flooding.

Massive flooding occurred in south China's Beijiang River in the Pearl River basin on Monday due to continuous heavy rainfall in recent days, according to the Ministry of Water Resources.

At 9 a.m., the peak flow at Shijiao hydrological station, situated on the main stream of the Beijiang River in the city of Qingyuan, Guangdong Province, rose to 18,100 cubic meters per second, reaching the ministry's standard for a massive flood.

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