Chinese province of Guangdong braces for historic floods | EUROtoday

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Southern China was bracing for historic floods Monday that would wreak havoc throughout Guangdong, a province that’s house to greater than 127 million individuals and is the nation’s financial powerhouse.

A key manufacturing and business area, Guangdong was pummeled by heavy rain over the weekend, triggering landslides that buried buildings and floods overlaying cities. Provincial authorities issued 148 rainstorm alerts on Sunday and stated the Bei River was anticipated to achieve ranges not seen in 50 years.

More than 85,000 individuals have been evacuated from their properties, authorities stated. At least 1.16 million households misplaced energy because of the storms, and greater than 1,000 faculties had been closed on Monday. At least 4 climate stations within the area on Sunday reported file precipitation for the month of April.

A cross-country race needed to be lower brief Sunday as runners had been briefly trapped within the woods with floodwaters reaching as excessive as their waists earlier than being rescued.