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China Floods: Road suddenly collapses swallowing parked lorry in viral video

A video of a Chinese road collapsed swallowing a parked lorry by devastating floods has gone viral. Footage shows the street alongside a riverbank suddenly ripped in half as the large vehicle being dropped and washed away by raging floodwaters. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b7AJRAxSo0Y No casualties have been reported from the incident that occurred today in China’s south-western […]

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Now floods ravage China’s walled city of Xi’an

The walled China’s Xi’an appears to be the latest victim of the massive flooding that has ravaged much of China over the past two months. The city was suddenly hammered by intense rains. The metrological department issued an orange warning on multiple occasions. Chinese state-run mouthpiece Cnwest described the torrential downpour as a sudden “baptism” […]

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Satellite images capture China’s Yangtze river dams discharging floodwater

Images captured by NASA’s Operational Land Imager (OLI) on Landsat 8 satellite shows floodwater from reservoirs in the Yangtze river being discharged after excess rain since the onset of the monsoon beginning June 1, 2020. The flooding in the Yangtze River Basin has displaced millions. The flood waters  was being held, or “absorbed,” by 2,297 […]

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World’s largest dam, Three Gorges Dam on the verge of collapse amid massive floods

The world’s largest dam in China, Three Gorges Dam is being tested to its limits as widespread flooding continues along the upper reaches of the Yangtze River, with all of its major arteries already swamped. Constant rain has raised concerns about the integrity of the dam in recent weeks. Officials deny claims the dam is […]

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Heavy rains threaten more flooding across large parts of China

Large parts of China are expected to receive heavy rainfall on Sunday and Monday, triggering warning of fresh floods. Torrential rains are expected in parts of Chongqing, Guizhou, Guangxi, Hubei, Hunan, Jiangxi, Anhui and Jiangsu, the National Meteorological Centre said, warning that some areas would experience up to 7 inches of rainfall. Some of these […]

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China raises flood alert to the highest level following historic rainfall

Much of Mainland China is reeling under historic flooding after receiving the heaviest rainfall in over five decades. The rains have disrupted supply chains, including for personal protective equipment (PPE), vital in the fight against the novel coronavirus. Wuhan, where the novel coronavirus is believed to have originated and the provinces of Anhui, Jiangxi and […]

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Assam Floods: 59 dead, millions displaced as floods hit 28 off 33 total districts

Massive floods in the eastern state of Assam in India has killed at least 59 people and displaced over 3 million people. Off the 33 districts in Assam 28 are reportedly flooded. Barpeta, is worst hit district where at least 550,000 people were affected by flooding. The Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) in a […]

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China: 141 dead, dozens missing, millions displaced in Historic Flooding

Asia’s longest river, The Yangtze River region has seen its highest rainfall in over five decades affecting millions with deadly flooding. At least 141 people have died or are missing since the floods began last month. Over 2 million people have been displaced. The floods have submerged most of mainland China, including vast swathes of western […]

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IN PICTURES: Dual dam failure causes flooding in Central Michigan

About 10,000 residents have been evacuated in the US state of Michigan after two dams breached following days of heavy rain, officials say. The National Weather Service issued a flash flood emergency for areas near the Tittabawassee River after the Edenville and Sanford dams failed. Parts of Midland, a city some 140 miles (209 km) […]