Torrential rain and strong river flow cause landslides in Guangxi

Disasters 06/20/22, 10:36

Last week's torrential rain and high river levels caused severe flooding in Guangxi. This week, Guangxi experienced a mudslide disaster on Saturday due to the heavy rain the day before. In the early morning of June 18, a geological disaster occurred in Qundantun, Gudu Village, Liuzhou City, Guangxi. As a result, ...

Heavy rain in Guangxi causes road collapsed: 2 deaths, 2 missings

Disasters 06/20/22, 10:32

As reported by Xinhua, heavy rainfall on June 17 seriously affected many places in Rongshui county, Liuzhou city, Guangxi province. 2 people were killed, one was injured, and 2 lost contact in a roadbed collapse.  The incident happened in a mountainous area with a large number of boulders mixed with muddy ...

Multiple explosions reported across China

Disasters 06/20/22, 10:27

1. Shanghai Petrochemical Department suffered multiple fires on June 18 At about 4 am on June 18, a fire broke out at the Shanghai Petrochemical Department’s ethylene glycol plant area, leading to multiple explosions at the same time. A netizen revealed that the incident occurred on the department’s 50th birthday. A Twitter ...

Flood disaster, heavy rains continuously hit Guangxi

Disasters 06/19/22, 17:08

Recently, many places in Guangxi, China, have been inundated with floods. Many bridges have been destroyed, and roads have become impassable. In several areas, flood levels have risen above danger levels, leaving not only humans, but also animals at risk. Rongshui County, Liuzhou City, heavy downpour caused two deaths According to Xiaoxiang Morning ...

Qingyuan, Hebei: hailstorm causes severe damage to local crops

Disasters 06/19/22, 04:24

According to China News, on June 15, the Qingyuan District Government of Baoding City, Hebei Province, published a report regarding damage to local crops and other material losses caused by bad weather. At about 11 p.m on June 14, heavy rain accompanied by hail hit some towns in the Quingyuan district. The ...

Weather anomalies in China, June 2022

Disasters 06/19/22, 04:13

A tornado ripped through Guangzhou on June 16 Parts of Guangzhou city were hit by a tornado, accompanied by violent thunder during heavy rain on June 16. One video shows plenty of electrical activity and sparks around the tornado. During the tornado, electric wires were damaged, and as a result, the ...

In many places in China, temperatures spiked to over 100 F

Disasters 06/19/22, 03:51

This year's record high temperature has been reached! The North experienced a significant return of high temperatures from June 15 to 22. Temperatures in Zhengzhou, Jinan, and other cities can reach 104 degrees Fahrenheit  or more. In some regions, there have been extended periods of high temperatures of unusual severity. According to ...

Blood rain in Guangzhou, once-in-a-decade rainfall hits Guangdong

Disasters 06/18/22, 01:41

While Guangzhou city faces blood rains, Guangdong Province has suffered record rainfalls not seen for 10 years. A video on the Internet shows blood rain in Guangzhou city, Guangdong Province, on June 12. A netizen said it’s the strangest weather phenomenon of the century. Moreover, the province faces a critical period of torrential ...

Double impact: Guangzhou struggles with tornadoes and floods

Disasters 06/18/22, 01:37

The Taiping area in Conghua, Guangzhou city, was hit by a heavy rainstorm and tornado on June 16 evening. Footage shows a lot of electric sparks everywhere the tornado sweeps with violent thunder.  According to China media, NetEase, workers at the Conghua District Meteorological Bureau confirmed the tornado appeared on a small ...

Guangdong’s second-largest reservoir fully opens floodgates amid heavy rain

Disasters 06/17/22, 00:18

The local river basin administration in Guangdong announced on June 15 that all six gates of the Fengshuba Reservoir in the province were fully open to release floodwaters.  Continuous torrential rain caused the water level of tributaries in the Dongjiang River Basin to rise quickly. The accumulated rainfall at the Fengshuba reservoir ...

Floods have caused widespread damage across multiple provinces in China

Disasters 06/16/22, 23:48

Heavy rains have caused severe flooding in large swaths of southern China in recent weeks, causing damage to houses, crops, and roadways. Torrential rains impacted millions of residents and caused billions of CNY economic losses. Following the over-alert floods in 39 stations of 33 rivers in Guangxi from June 12 through ...

1.4 billion jobs at risk as rich black soil deteriorates

Disasters 06/16/22, 22:27

As reported by China News Weekly on June 15, northeastern black soil was always considered one of the most fertile soil types in the world. It accounts for a quarter of China's total grain output with one-fifth of the country's arable land. The organic matter content of black soil can reach ...

China’s grain industry: 14 provincial officials fired, thousands placed on watched list

Disasters 06/15/22, 03:23

According to a Chinese anti-graft body’s report, 70 typical corruption cases were recorded in several provinces across the nation since the special rectification of the grain industry began.  These provinces include Zhejiang, Fujian, Anhui, Liaoning, Hebei, Heilongjiang, Shanxi, Jiangsu, Qinghai, and many others.  Among the investigated cases, at least seven involved provincial ...

12 earthquakes hit Sichuan, residents too scared to sleep

Disasters 06/15/22, 03:19

On June 10, 12 consecutive earthquakes occurred in Malkang City, Aba Prefecture, Sichuan Province. The highest magnitude of 12 consecutive is 6.0 earthquakes occurred in the area, with a focal depth of 13 kilometers. 4 people have been reported injured so far. According to preliminary statistics, as of June 11, the ...