Torrential downpours engulf S. China

By LI HONGYANG in Beijing and QIU QUANLIN in Guangzhou | China Daily | Updated: 2022-05-12 10:27
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Shangxi village in Guangzhou, Guangdong province is hit by rainstorm on May 11. [Photo/IC]

As of noon Wednesday, Zhuhai and Qingyuan cities in the province issued red warnings for torrential rain, the highest level of the province's four-tier alert system. A monitoring station in Zhuhai recorded 326 millimeters of rain from Tuesday morning to Wednesday morning, according to the Guangdong Meteorological Service.

A video compilation on the China Youth Daily website showed people on Tuesday in Heyuan city, Guangdong, driving their scooters through knee-high water in an urban street and local firefighters evacuating the elderly residing in areas at risk of landslides to safer areas.

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