According to Chinese state media As a result of flooding in the mountains around Beijing’s capital, 11 people are dead and 27 are missing.
Authorities have closed train stations and evacuated residents of vulnerable communities to school gyms as a result of days of severe rain, according to state broadcaster CCTV on Tuesday. Roads have been destroyed, homes have been inundated, and cars have been stacked high.
For Beijing, which typically has a moderate, dry climate, the amount of rainfall is extremely rare. other areas in northern China that rarely see flooding
Every year, seasonal flooding affects a considerable portion of China, especially in the semitropical south. The worst floods in 50 years, however, have been observed in certain northern districts this year.
Floods in the southwest of Chongqing claimed the lives of at least 15 people in early July, while 5,590 residents in the far-northwestern province of Liaoning had to be evacuated. Rainstorms in Hubei, a province in central China, have left locals confined to their homes and cars.
In 1998, China saw its deadliest and most damaging floods in recent memory, killing 4,150 people, the majority of whom were located around the Yangtze River.
In the central province of Henan in 2021, flooding claimed the lives of almost 300 individuals. On July 20 of that year, a record amount of rain swamped the provincial capital of Zhengzhou, turning the streets into raging rivers and flooding at least a portion of a subway line.