Recent torrential rainfall in China has caused extensive flooding and death of at least 12 people, while more than half million people have been relocated to safer places from central China due to severe flood and damaged dams that has submerged various industrial cities as well. Chinese govt has sounded alert for second highest level of rescue and response.
Even flights towards Zhengzhou city have been halted in the wake of torrential rains and submerged subways and airport due to heavy rains and flooding caused by the battered dam. While the rescue workers and authorities are trying their best to prevent dam breaches, restore electricity, and clean roads, and pump out submerged stations but have little success.
Meanwhile, CCPChina’s PLA army has told global times and other media that the torrential rain battered dam can break anytime submerging the whole city with floods.
The deluge on Tuesday was equal to more than 8 months’ worth of the city’s usual rainfall, adding to the list of severe weather events that many experts believe are being exacerbated by the effects of climate change. Natural disater has wreaked havoc across the globe whether it was heatwaves in the United States and Canada, or Amazon wildfires recent drought that has gripped portions of Africa and Brazil.
Greenpeace East Asia climate and energy campaigner Liu Junyan stated, “In the last 20 years, climate change has made extreme weather like heat waves and floods more often and dangerous,” East Asia climate and energy campaigner Liu Junyan. Recent occurrences in Henan, as well as in North America and Europe, she says, “are all wake-up calls warning people of the climate change crisis.”
Whereas, Henan one of China’s industrial and largest greatest wheat-producing along with Zhengzhou which host the world’s largest iPhone-manufacturing plant, owned by Taiwan’s Hon Hai Precision Industry Co all have faced sudden havoc of flood. The flooding has also drowned Foxconn company expansion plan of ramping its capacity to hike output to meet Apple Inc.’s latest gadgets release at the end of the year. Most of the central Chinese industrial cities have witnessed above normal rainfall which has battered dams also endangering many lives.