Floods in China have forced thousands of people to flee their homes as rail stations and roadways have been submerged

21st July,2021

Floods in China have forced thousands of people to flee their homes as rail stations and roadways have been submerged


In regions of central China, torrential rain has caused serious floods, forcing residents to flee their homes and submerging stations and roadways. Following unprecedented rainfall in Henan province, over 10,000 people have been moved to shelters. Authorities in Zhengzhou acknowledged that at least 12 people have died as a result of the flooding. Main roads have been forced to close and flights have been cancelled in more than a dozen cities.
Following an extremely active rainy season, Henan province, which has a population of 94 million people, has issued its highest level of weather alert. Flooding is caused by a variety of variables, but climate change is increasing the likelihood of catastrophic rainfall.
The amount of rain that has fallen in Zhengzhou over the previous three days is said to be equivalent to what the city normally receives in a year. The downpours are expected to last at least another 24 hours throughout the region.