Extreme Blizzard Hit Northern China, People Struggle to Keep Warm | Burn Corn for Heating

Extreme Blizzard Hit Northern China, People Struggle to Keep Warm | Burn Corn for Heating

Extreme Blizzard Hit Northern China, People Struggle to Keep Warm | Burn Corn for Heating

China has recently ushered in the strongest cold wave in the second half of the year. The wave has landed in the northern part of the country with heavy snowstorms. According to the Weather China website, since November 7, from Inner Mongolia, Liaoning, Jilin, Heilongjiang to Beijing, Shanxi, Hebei, Shandong and other places, there have been moderate to heavy snowfalls, with blizzard in some areas. The heavy snowfall in Tongliao, Inner Mongolia started at 10 o'clock on the 7th and lasted for about 46 hours, with a cumulative snowfall of 81.3 mm. The maximum snow depth is 68 cm in Hure Banner, breaking the historical record since 1951 and causing disasters in some areas. Due to the high price of natural gas and the lack of access in many rural areas, heating in northern China is still relying on burning coal. Since the coal price is still very high, as the temperature drops, the heating problem has come. Recently, a video circulated on the Internet shows that ordinary people in Northeast China and Inner Mongolia cannot afford to burn coal, so they burn corn for heating instead.