Sichuan: a flash flood hit while people were in a stream

Disasters 08/15/22, 03:47

STD reported that a sudden flash flood occurred on August 13 in Longchugou, Pengzhou, Sichuan. A clip spread on the internet showing that many people were playing in the river at the time. Some people drowned, others were swept away in the fast-moving water, and still others were able to get ...

Shanxi, China, suffers the biggest flash flood in 30 years

Disasters 08/14/22, 03:48

Heavy rain and flash floods hit multiple areas in Shanxi Province on Wednesday, causing damage to houses, roads, and farmland. Billowing floods also washed away many cars. Ningxiang Town and Jinluo Town were the most severely affected in the region.   Multiple video footage posted on the Internet and broadcast showed that ...

Five people missing after severe rains in Zhongyang, Shanxi Province

Disasters 08/13/22, 03:03

According to new.qq.com, from Aug. 10 to Aug. 11, a very heavy rainstorm hit Zhongyang County, Lvliang City, Shanxi Province. As a result, some houses collapsed, roads were washed out, and vehicles were swept away.  Supermarket owner Mr. Qiao,  in Jinluo Town, Zhongyang County, where flooding is more serious, said that ...

Five people missing after severe rains in Zhongyang, Shanxi Province

Disasters 08/12/22, 02:37

According to new.qq.com, from Aug. 10 to Aug. 11, a very heavy rainstorm hit Zhongyang County, Lvliang City, Shanxi Province. As a result, some houses collapsed, roads were washed out, and vehicles were swept away.  Supermarket owner Mr. Qiao,  in Jinluo Town, Zhongyang County, where flooding is more serious, said that ...

COVID guards, the new pandemic task force in Shenzhen

Disasters 08/09/22, 03:40

Adding more to China’s stringent pandemic saga are COVID supervisors now patrolling Shenzhen city’s streets. They were the main characters of a blog post on NetEase on August 7. They are not the reputable Dabai army, a trademark of China’s zero-tolerance policy, who are mostly volunteers or local officials in white ...

Epidemic in Hainan has spread to 4 other localities; three more cities lockdown

Disasters 08/09/22, 03:29

According to NTD, the pandemic on Hainan Island continued to deteriorate as the number of positive cases of COVID-19 increased rapidly.  In addition to Sanya City, the cities of Danzhou, Wanning, and Quionghai have announced lockdowns. Sanya International Airport has suspended flights. On Sunday, AuG. 7, Hainan provincial government announced that since ...

Variant of Omicron BA. 5.2 explosion in Zhejiang

Disasters 08/08/22, 03:00

A new pandemic wave has emerged throughout China, showing rapid development. On August 6th, Zhejiang officials reported that their current pandemic is an Omicron BA. 5.2 mutant strain with five generations found in cases within only six days. According to CCTV, Zhejiang's official news on August 6, there was a cluster ...

Shanghai pummeled by hail amid blistering temperatures

Disasters 08/08/22, 02:49

On August 6, Beijing, Tianjin, Hebei, and 12 other provinces and cities had 8 to 10 thunderstorms or hailstorms. Eighteen  provinces and cities had flashes of heavy precipitation.  Hail the size of an egg pummeled Shanghai.  On the same day, Beijing, Shanghai, Xinjiang, Sichuan, and other 18 provinces and cities had temperatures ...

Hainan; many areas have been strictly restricted as Covid spreads

Disasters 08/07/22, 04:19

The Covid-19 epidemic is spreading on Hainan Island. On August 4, the press conference on disease prevention and control in Sanya city announced that variants BA.5.1.3 had appeared locally. Health officials in Hainan on Friday, August 5, announced that from August 1 to 5, the cumulative number of confirmed cases was ...