China: Hailstorms, earthquakes, sandstorms, and snowstorms

Disasters 06/27/22, 10:24

Beginning in May extreme weather sweeps across China, causing damage to people's property. Many provinces in the north, and east of China have experienced savage hailstorms in early summer. An eastern coastal province of China, Zhejiang Province was hit by hailstorms on June 24. Hail with a diameter of over 1 inch  ...

Ningbo: Hailstorms hit, residents use hailstones to chill beverages

Disasters 06/26/22, 09:21

At around 3:20 p.m. on June 24, hailstorms appeared in many places in Ningbo city, Zhejiang province. The Ningbo Meteorological Department reported hail with a diameter of roughly 3 centimeters (about 1 inch) in many locations, including Haishu District, Jiangbei District, Yinzhou District, and other places.  Video and photos posted on the ...

China’s weather warning map shows extreme heat waves sweeping 20 provinces

Disasters 06/26/22, 03:34

Much of China has been suffering heatwave conditions, with temperatures exceeding 40C in Henan, Inner Mongolia, and Xinjiang areas and a high 35C in other regions. The Central Meteorological Observatory has issued high-temperature warnings for ten consecutive days.  The weather map is divided into four areas based on the temperature: "heat ...

Deadly explosions and fires in China continue: Another in Hebei Province

Disasters 06/25/22, 16:49

China has had consecutive explosions in a short time. On June 24, an explosion occurred on a commercial street in Yanjiao, Sanhe, Hebei province, destroying the entire street. Epoch Times reported that many shops in the vicinity were unrecognizable after the explosion, and many people were injured. The incident happened on ...

China: 5 people buried in landslide, natural disasters everywhere

Disasters 06/25/22, 16:42

China recently witnessed many severe natural disasters in many different regions. Recently, five people were buried in Chongqing after a deluge caused a landslide. In some other localities, the floods are still relentless. China News quoted a report from "Wuxi Release" as saying that on June 13 at 13:00, a landslide occurred ...

Extremely hot weather: Henan’s prayer for rain comes true

Disasters 06/25/22, 08:19

Henan has been suffering prolonged severe droughts with the highest temperature of 40℃ (104° deF). The surface temperature of some regions exceeds 60℃ (140° F). A video shows the hot weather causing an indoor fan to melt and bend. Skyscrapers spray water to alleviate the heat caused by drought. Even the government allows ...

Guangxi and Guangdong province face severe flooding

Disasters 06/25/22, 08:09

Since early June, Guangxi province has faced almost constant heavy rains, causing flooding in many places. On June 21, due to the heavy rainfall, the water levels of many rivers in Guilin city, Guangxi province, rose rapidly. According to Guilin News, the water level of the Li River in Guilin exceeded ...

Drought and heat cause power shortages in 3 provinces in China

Disasters 06/24/22, 01:14

China's power shortage crisis is back. High temperatures are pushing Hebei province's power consumption to record highs due to the use of air conditioners. According to Reuters, a heat wave has engulfed the regions north of the Yangtze River. Three provinces, including Hebei, Henan, and Shandong, had a drought and heat ...