Dam Collapsed, Once-In-A-Century Floods & Tornado Hit Guangzhou

Dam Collapsed, Once-In-A-Century Floods & Tornado Hit Guangzhou

Dam Collapsed, Once-In-A-Century Floods & Tornado Hit Guangzhou

Since early May, many areas in southern China have been hit by heavy rainfall, triggering natural disasters such as floods and landslides. In particular, since June 9, the Pearl River basin has experienced continuous heavy rainfall on a large scale. As of June 16, 117 rivers in the Pearl River area had "super warning" floods and 29 reservoir levels exceeded the flood limit. Among them, the Xijiang River had flood numbers 1,2, and 3 in 2022, and the Beijiang River and Hanjiang River had no.1 flood in 2022, the first time since 2009. The meteorological department predicts that the strong rainfall in the Pearl River basin will continue until June 21, and the water level of major rivers will continue to rise, with a high probability of another heavy flooding. Chinese official media said that this is a "once-in-a-century flood" in the Pearl River.

The combination of rising water levels in the Pearl River and persistent rainfall has triggered serious flooding in the river basin, with Guangxi and Guangdong Province in the middle and lower reaches of the river seriously affected.

On June 13, Lianping County in Guangdong Province, was hit by heavy rains, causing the collapse of the Qutang Hydropower Station and flooding from the gap of the dam, flooding the downstream towns and farmland, causing heavy losses.

The Chinese Communist Party has spent a lot of money on reservoirs and urban floods, but every year more and more disasters are caused by floods, and people's suffering is repeated year after year. Yet the safety of people's lives and property is never protected.