Floods impacted Jiangxi and Guangdong provinces in the south, while Henan and other Northern areas experienced unusually super hot weather.
The biggest flood since 1994 just hit Yingde city, Guangdong province, on June 21. The water engulfed almost the entire Jiangnan village. Power outages, flooding, and flash floods have occurred, and many victims still have not been rescued.
Flooding in Yingde became a trending topic on Weibo on June 22
Apollo News posted images of the flooding in the Jiangnan village showing almost the entire town under water after days of heavy rain. Only the protruding top of the Wengfeng pagoda, a cultural relic, can be seen. The temple’s first floor, 18 ft high, was completely flooded.
Normally, the warning water level at stations is 32.7ft. However, by 1:00 p.m. on June 22, the water level of Beijiang Yingde Station was 118ft. The newspaper said this was the highest level in history.
The ZhuJiang Hydrology Bureau upgraded the flood warning to red. The flow rate of Beijiang Shijiao Station reached 18,500 cubic meters per second, exceeding the maximum measured in history.
Power and water supply were cut off for three days, and many people were trapped in need of rescue. The authorities formed a nearly 300-person emergency rescue team and have evacuated over 4,000 inhabitants.
Residents took a video showing the water reaching the roof of the houses.
In some places with higher terrain, the water flooded into the houses and reached a knee-high.
Apollo said three days of heavy rains caused the flood, which raised the water level, causing the upstream to release water downstream. That amount of water engulfed Yingde city.
The relentless rain on June 19 and 20 led to another catastrophic flood in the Jiangxi region
South Of Hope reported that, due to incessant heavy rains, the water level in the Li’an River in Wuyuan, Jiangxi province reached about 203.4ft, 13ft above the warning water level.
The Qiyi Reservoir and the Xiakou Reservoir flooded, causing water to flow downstream, engulfing houses, fields, roads, and people.
Wu, a resident, told South Of Hope that many places were flooded. Water washed away everything from objects, cars to pedestrians. In one case, a father and his son were swept away, one was found, and the other is missing. A 90-years-old man drowned in his house.
Wu added that the authorities did not notify them before releasing the discharge from the reservoir. After the disaster, the people had to save themselves without the appearance of the officials.
Contrary to southern regions, Henan and the northern provinces suffer from extreme heat
Sina said that heat waves are raging in the North. On June 20, the temperature in some northern provinces reached very high levels, Jinan with 104 degrees Fahrenheit and Zhengzhou with 100,1 degrees Fahrenheit.
Temperatures on the ground surface are even hotter. China Weather Network said surface temperatures in Shaanxi, Henan, Gansu, Anhui, Ningxia, Shanxi, Hebei, Tianjin, Shandong, and other places exceeded 140 degrees Fahrenheit.
The surface temperature of Xi’an is the highest, reaching 158 degrees Fahrenheit. Zhengzhou and Lanzhou reached about 152,6 degrees Fahrenheit.
The ground was so hot that the concrete pavements were cracked. In some sections of the road, it looked like an earthquake had taken place.
Residents filmed several videos showing how the concrete road exploded.
Sina cited the weather forecast as saying that the weather in the North will continue to have frequent high temperatures, with many places reaching 104 degrees Fahrenheit.