Flooding in China has forced tens of thousands to flee, with more rain anticipated
(MENAFN) Tens of thousands of residents in southern China have been evacuated due to floods, and more rain is predicted.
Guangdong's manufacturing center canceled schooling, office activity, and public transportation due to rising seas and the possibility of landslides. Almost 500,000 people in the adjacent province of Jiangxi have had their houses damaged and their livelihoods disrupted.
In Guangdong, around the same number of people have been impacted, mostly in the cities of Shaoguan, Heyuan, and Meizhou.
Heavy rain has destroyed roads in several places and washed away houses, automobiles, and crops, and more rain is expected in the following days.
Chinese officials released the year's first red alert, the most serious alert, for potential mountain torrents on Sunday. Rescue personnel in inflatable boats rescued families stuck in their houses in waterlogged villages in Zhejiang province, a bit farther north.
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