China – Storm Causes Deadly Floods in South

Chinese news agency Xinhua reports that heavy rain from late on 11 April, 2019 caused severe flooding in the southern Chinese city of Shenzhen.

According to WMO figures, Shenzhen recorded 57mm of rain in 24 hours to 12 April, 2019. Other areas of Guangdong Province have also seen heavy rain. China’s National Meteorological Center reported that 118.8mm of rain fell in Wuchuan, Guangdong Province, in 24 hours to 12 April. Kaiping, also in Guangdong Province, recorded 96mm during the same period.

Xinhua says that at least 7 people have died and 4 are still missing. Many of the victims are thought to be workers responsible for dredging work in the districts of Luohu and Futian. Search and rescue operations are continuing.

Image: National Meteorological Center, China, showing rainfall figures from 11 to 12 April 2019