China’s Ministry of Civil Affairs reported on 10 July that thunderstorms and heavy rainfall between 06 and 09 July caused flooding in the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei (Jingjinji) region. The severe weather also brought strong winds and hail.
As of 10 July, 300 people had required emergency rescue and 3,600 had been evacuated to emergency accommodation. More than 600 houses and 18,000 hectares of crops had suffered damage.
Many of those displaced were in Beijing Municipality, where 8 districts were badly affected, including Shunyi, Changping and Huairou. One person died due to structural collapse in Beijing Municipality.
WMO rainfall figures for a 24 hour period 06 to 07 July 2017
- Chaoyang District, Beijing – 112 mm
- Qinglong, Hebei province – 78 mm
Other parts of China have seen heavy rain over the last few days.
WMO figures for a 24 hour period 09 to 10 July 2017
- Lu Shan – 114 mm
- Xiushui – 59.1 mm
- Huang Shan – 70.3 mm
- Anqing – 111.3 mm
- Macheng – 90.1 mm
- Sheyang – 94.1 mm
- Huaiyin – 115.8 mm
- Bengbu – 62.4 mm
- Xinyang – 54.3 mm
- Gushi – 170.6 mm
Floods in South Leave Over 50 Dead
Flooding in southern and central parts of China since late June have left 56 people dead and 22 missing according to the Chinese Ministry of Civil Affairs (MCA).
The Hong Kong Red Cross, quoting figures from from MCA, said that over 11 million people have been affected and 168,800 evacuated.
As many as 27,000 houses have been completely destroyed and the estimated total economic losses stand at around RMB25.27 billion.
The affected provinces are Zhejiang, Auhui, Jiangxi, Hubei, Hunan, Guangdong, Guangxi, Chongqing, Sichuan, Guizhou, Yunnan
HKRC has been monitoring the situation since the beginning of the monsoon season, and supported the distribution of daily necessities and rice to about 24,000 people in Chongqing, Guizhou, Hunan and Guangxi.