Heavy Rains Bring Astonishing Chinese Flood

July 20, 2021

Stories about truly massive rain event. Trying to find out more.

Riders trapped in a collapsed subway. Not all reportedly made it out.

UPDATE:

Aljazeera:

Storms have battered Henan province since the weekend in an unusually active rainy season that has caused rivers to burst their banks, flooding the streets of a dozen cities and upending daily lives of millions of people. Weather authorities in Zhengzhou say the rainfall was the highest since record-keeping began 60 years ago with the city seeing an average year’s worth of rainfall in just three days.

Overnight, authorities warned the deluge had created a 20-metre (66-foot) breach in the Yihetan dam in Luoyang – a city of approximately seven million people – with the risk that it “may collapse at any time”.

The PLA’s Central Theatre Command said it had sent soldiers to carry out an emergency response including blasting and flood diversion.

“On July 20, a 20-metre breach occurred at the Yihetan dam … the riverbank was severely damaged and the dam may collapse at any time,” it said in the statement.

7 Responses to “Heavy Rains Bring Astonishing Chinese Flood”

  1. grindupbaker Says:

    Could really have used a couple tonnes of 12″ stones at that entrance, quick dam.

  2. redskylite Says:

    Scary, sad, tragic film from Hong Kong’s South China Morning Post, what sort of world have we created.?

    https://www.scmp.com/video/china/3141886/subway-passengers-killed-flooding-caused-heavy-rain-central-china

  3. John Swallow Says:

    It is interesting to be able to try to see how the alarmist mind tries to function when we see rhymeswithgoalie blaming Trump for the rains in China.

    • dumboldguy Says:

      A bit of overreach there, John Regurgitate. If you didn’t have such clogged perceptual screens, maybe you you would realize that RWG was NOT blaming Trump for the rains in China.

    • rhymeswithgoalie Says:

      I was referring to recent media commentary that the reason that Trump supporters refuse to get vaccinated and accept climate change was that educated and informed people hurt their feelings. We know it’s really because Murdoch and fossil fuel companies have been misinforming them about COVID and climate change. (Tucker Carlson, for example, has been vaccinated, but works to convince his viewers not to get vaccinated.)

      • John Swallow Says:

        Rhymeswithgoalie is very hard to keep up with. rhymeswithgoalie, in the blink of an eye, goes from; “Storms have battered Henan province since the weekend in an unusually active rainy season that has caused rivers to burst their banks, flooding the streets of a dozen cities and upending daily lives of millions of people” to the past president of the US, Trump, to, now to getting vaccinated and accepting climate change, to Murdoch and fossil fuel companies. We can’t overlook that rhymeswithgoalie somehow manages to squeeze in Tucker Carlson. How does rhymeswithgoalie know, with any authority, that Carlson has been vaccinated, but works to convince his viewers not to get vaccinated, if he doesn’t watch what is the top show on Cable?

        According to live-plus-same-day data from Nielsen, Fox News’ 8 p.m. offering Tucker Carlson Tonight was the No. 1 cable news show for the second quarter, not just in average total audience, but also among adults 25-54. Cable television’s top-rated host hauled in an average of 2.9 million total viewers and 487,000 adults 25-54 per original broadcast in Q2. That’s a decline from what the show delivered in Q1 ’21 and its cable news-record delivery in Q2 2020, but it’s still far more than what other cable news shows delivered in Q2″.
        https://www.adweek.com/tvnewser/here-are-the-top-rated-cable-news-shows-for-q2-21/481912/


Leave a Reply to redskylite Cancel reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: