Heavy rains and possible flooding in China’s Guangdong province, forced evacuations

Heavy rains pounded southern China on Sunday, causing flooding in China’s most populous province and forcing tens of thousands of people to evacuate. Water briefly appeared in Hong Kong, prompting forecasters to warn of the possibility of severe flooding.

It has been raining continuously since last week in Guangdong province, which has a population of about 127 million people. It intensified over the weekend, hitting northern Guangdong province and the southern Pearl River Delta region, including Guangdong’s capital Guangzhou and the cities of Hong Kong and Macau.

The city of Yingde in northern Guangdong province received nearly a foot of rain from Friday to Sunday, state newspaper China Daily reported. reported on Sunday. Nearly 20,000 people have been evacuated and nine rivers are at risk of flooding.

Nearly 5 inches of rain fell in Guangzhou’s Longxue district in four hours Sunday morning, the most in the province.

China’s Ministry of Water Resources said Beijiang, a tributary of the Pearl River, flooded Saturday night. Said on sunday. The river faced an “unusually large” flooding risk until Monday as heavy rain continued, the ministry said.

and Hong Kong, a Chinese territory south of Guangdong province. a fountain was seen The local weather office made the announcement on the water Sunday morning.The water spout is Spiral column of air and water mist It is formed when cold air moves over warm water and absorbs moisture.

There were no reports of damage from the fountain and a storm warning for the city was lifted at 2 p.m., but forecasters warned of strong winds and the possibility of flooding.

On Sunday, heavy rain also affected parts of neighboring China’s Guangxi, Jiangxi and Fujian provinces.

The heaviest rain is expected to move from north to east in Guangdong province on Monday, with some areas potentially seeing up to 10 inches of rain in 24 hours, according to the China Meteorological Network, the country’s meteorological agency. It is said that there is a sex. The rain was expected to start to ease on Tuesday.

Thunderstorms and occasional heavy rain are also expected in Hong Kong on Monday.

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