Nearly 480,000 people were affected by heavy rain in Guangdong, and the rainfall in Shaoguan, Qingyuan exceeded 1,000, breaking a record

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Nearly 480,000 people were affected by heavy rain in Guangdong, and the rainfall in Shaoguan, Qingyuan exceeded 1,000, breaking a record

“Dragon boat water” fell wildly in the southern part of the mainland this year (May 21 to June 20), among which the dragon boat water in Guangdong fell for one more day. The average rainfall in the whole province was as high as 514.5 mm, the third most during the same period since meteorological records began. . Qingyuan, Shaoguan and other northern Guangdong counties and cities also recorded record-breaking rainfall and flood peaks. In some areas, floodwaters submerged the roofs of bungalows or flooded the second floors of buildings. Nearly 480,000 people in the province were affected, and the direct economic loss exceeded 1.7 billion yuan.

During the dragon boat flood, 18 districts and counties in Guangdong had accumulated rainfall that broke historical records, of which 4 exceeded 1,000 mm. Among them, Qingyuan Yingde ranked first with 1,280.5 mm, followed by Qujiang District of Shaoguan with 1,141.6 mm, Wengyuan County of Shaoguan with 1,129.6 mm and Qingyuan County with 1,141.6 mm. Fogang County 1,001.2 mm.

Yingde flooded the second and third floors

Continued torrential rains have affected the Pearl River Basin, with “once-in-a-50-year” floods in the Beijiang and Xijiang Rivers. Shaoguan suffered severe flooding on Sunday, with flood peaks crossing the border. According to reports, local reservoirs released floods, causing the downstream Yingde water to persist and even get deeper and deeper. , Many townships flooded on the 2nd or even 3rd floor, water and electricity were cut off, and supplies were in short supply.

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The water conservancy department pointed out that the water level of the flood peak at Beijiang Yingde Station reached a maximum of 36.1 meters yesterday, exceeding the warning line by 10.1 meters. Preliminary official statistics show that the disaster is the worst along the Lianjiang River, a tributary of the Yingde Beijiang River. About 400,000 people are affected, of which more than 30,000 people have been evacuated and have been properly resettled.

The Beijiang River in Guangdong is experiencing a flood once in more than 100 years

Although the rainstorm in Guangdong stopped yesterday, the threat of flooding is not over. The Guangdong Provincial Department of Emergency Management, the Department of Water Resources, and the Bureau of Hydrology reminded last night that there had been a “one-in-a-hundred-year catastrophic flood” on the main stream of the Beijiang River in Guangdong for two consecutive days yesterday, calling on the public to stay away from the river. The Qingyuan authorities expect that there will be a flood peak that exceeds the warning line by 4 meters early this morning, while Zhaoqing downstream predicts that there will be a flood peak that exceeds the warning line by nearly 3 meters from this morning to the early morning of tomorrow. The water level of various rivers in Foshan also continued to rise. The local area issued an orange flood warning yesterday morning to strengthen prevention.

The original article was published on AM730 https://www.am730.com.hk/China/Guangdong torrential rain nearly 480,000 people were affected – Qingyuan Shaoguan rainfall exceeded 1,000 record/325311

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