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Floods continue to plague southern China

Sep 12, 2023

Beijing [China], September 12: Reuters reported on September 11 that heavy rains from the recent Typhoon Haikui drenched southern China for the 7th consecutive day, as storm clouds moved slowly from Guangdong province to the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region. , causing flooding in low-lying areas.
In Bac Bach district, Guangxi, rescue forces used boats to bring people to safety from the evening of September 10 when water flooded more than 2 meters deep, trapping residents in low-rise houses.
On the evening of September 10, China's National Meteorological Center announced that from 8:00 p.m. on September 10 to 8:00 p.m. on September 11, heavy rainfall is forecast to hit Guangxi and the provinces of Guangdong, Hainan, Gansu, Shaanxi, and Sichuan. , Hubei and Henan. The Center advises local authorities to prepare for storms and traffic management agencies to properly regulate traffic on roads with heavy rain.
Typhoon Haikui has weakened into a tropical depression since making landfall in China's Fujian province on September 5, but the storm's remnant vortex continues to wreak havoc in southern China, forcing the city of Shenzhen to suffered the heaviest rain since relevant data began being collected in 1952.
Last week, Hong Kong also suffered a record heavy rain in 140 years. By the morning of September 11, heavy rains flooded a number of roads in the eastern part of Hong Kong's Kowloon area, leaving vehicles stranded and many houses affected, according to the South China Morning Post .
Scientists warn that storms hitting China are becoming more intense and their paths increasingly complex, increasing the risk of disaster, even in coastal cities like Shenzhen, which often Frequently facing tropical storms and has solid flood prevention capabilities, according to Reuters.
Source: Thanh Nien Newspaper