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Extreme floods hit Storm-damaged Beijing

Roads turned to rivers Monday in Beijing, sweeping away automobiles and enormous metallic highway indicators as Storm Doksuri dumped document rainfall on town of practically 22 million.

Movies posted on social media confirmed scenes of fast-moving water crashing by way of town in torrential waves.

A minimum of two folks have been killed within the currents, in line with state media, and a whole lot are nonetheless trapped of their houses.

With winds reaching round 150 mph, Doksuri was designated a “tremendous storm” final week when it drenched the Philippines, killing greater than a dozen folks.

Chinese language state media reported {that a} half-million folks had been evacuated from the southeastern Fujian province. Greater than 31,000 folks have been reportedly evacuated from the capital by Sunday evening.

1000’s of individuals have been evacuated from Beijing on July 29 as flooding from Storm Doksuri impacted the capital and a number of other close by provinces. (Video: Beijing Hearth by way of Storyful)

The storm coated greater than 85,000 sq. miles, doubtlessly affecting 130 million folks, in line with China’s Nationwide Meteorological Heart.

Native authorities posted statements on WeChat citing a number of different emergencies, together with landslides and small-scale flash floods.

Forecasters warned Monday of a second excessive storm with the energy of a Class 4 hurricane, Storm Khanun, which is ready to batter China’s coast this week.

Khanun is the sixth storm projected to hit China this 12 months.

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