Heavy rainstorm hits NW, central China

Added On August 23, 2021

In Shaanxi, from 6 a.m. Saturday to 6 a.m. Sunday, over 1,600 meteorological stations in the province witnessed rainfall. Among them, 42 registered precipitations over 100 mm, and 382 recorded over 50 mm of rain. Ten stations reported hourly precipitation of more than 50 mm. Starting from Saturday, Mianxian County of Hanzhong City in the province has seen a maximum precipitation of 237.7 mm, a record high for the county. Currently, all the affected in the county have been relocated to safer places. Rescue and repair efforts are still underway to resume traffic, electricity and communication. The local meteorological observatory said that heavy rain is expected to continue in the province. In central China's Henan Province, once hit hard by torrential rains in July, as of Sunday afternoon, Zhongmou County recorded an average precipitation of 45.7 mm with a maximum precipitation of 64.8 mm. Since Aug. 20, the county has relocated more than 24,000 residents along the Yellow River to safer places. The province has launched a level two emergency response to floods.