360° Coverage : Torrential rain triggers urban flooding in China

12 Updates
Torrential rain triggers urban flooding in China
Photo Credit: WANG ZHAO, Getty Images

Torrential rain triggers urban flooding in China

Jul 19 2013, 7:36pm CDT | by IANS

Beijing, July 20 (IANS) Witnessing its heaviest rainfall of the year since Thursday, the Kunming city in China's Yunnan province is grappling with an urban flooding.

Beijing, July 20 — Witnessing its heaviest rainfall of the year since Thursday, the Kunming city in China's Yunnan province is grappling with an urban flooding. Cars and taxis have become submerged...

Filed under: news

YouTube Videos Tweets

 
 
 

1 year ago

Torrential rain triggers urban flooding in China

Jul 19 2013, 7:36pm CDT | by IANS

Beijing, July 20 (IANS) Witnessing its heaviest rainfall of the year since Thursday, the Kunming city in China's Yunnan province is grappling with an urban flooding.

Beijing, July 20 — Witnessing its heaviest rainfall of the year since Thursday, the Kunming city in China's Yunnan province is grappling with an urban flooding.

Cars and taxis have become submerged in the city and more than 200 inundated buses have been rendered unusable. The drainage system has failed, resulting in floods in many areas of the city, Xinhua reported Friday.

Water level on the nearby Panlong river exceeded the river banks' height, said the city's drainage company.

According to Jiang Kaili, deputy director of the municipal flood control office, precipitation has reached up to 190 mm thus far and rain-triggered floods have seriously disrupted road traffic.

Other rivers that traverse the city, such as the Jinzhen and Daguan rivers, have also seen drastic increases in water levels.

A spokesman with the Kunming railway bureau said trains departing from Kunming were operating as usual as of Friday noon, but those destined to arrive in the city from the cities of Shanghai, Xiamen, Nanjing, Guilin and Qujing have been delayed.

Meanwhile, 2,000 air passengers were affected as they couldn't get to the city's airport on time because of failed transport. Twenty-four flights were delayed.

The rainstorms also cut off power to 12,700 homes in 16 neighbourhoods.

The city government Friday initiated an emergency response for flood control. More than 3,000 people have joined in disaster relief efforts, helping relocate 26,000 residents to safety.

The rain is continuing to batter the city. And, according to a provincial weather forecast, it will continue until July 25.

Heavy rain has also hit the province's cities of Lijiang and Qujing, as well as Honghe Hani prefecture.

IANS

Source: IANS

 
Update
12

Tweets

 
 
Update
11

19 minutes ago

China anti-dissent playbook may fail in Hong Kong

Sep 1 2014 6:02am CDT | Source: Townhall's

HONG KONG (AP) — China's Communist leaders have pulled out their usual playbook to suppress resistance to their plans to tightly l ...
Source: Townhall's   Full article at: Townhall's
 

 
Update
10

21 minutes ago

China Loses Growth Momentum as Manufacturing Pulls Back

Sep 1 2014 6:00am CDT | Source: Infowars

Will China's economic bubble soon b ...
Source: Infowars   Full article at: Infowars
 

 
Update
9

5 hours ago

China manufacturing slowdown ripples through region

Sep 1 2014 12:36am CDT | Source: Townhall's

By Wayne Cole SYDNEY (Reuters) - Growth in China's vast factory sector slackened in August as foreign and domestic demand slowed, stokin ...
Source: Townhall's   Full article at: Townhall's
 

 
Update
8

6 hours ago

Three stabbed to death at central China school

Sep 1 2014 12:05am CDT | Source: Townhall's

BEIJING (Reuters) - A man armed with a knife forced his way into a primary school in central China on the first day back from the summe ...
Source: Townhall's   Full article at: Townhall's
 

 
Update
6

10 hours ago

China's official PMI slips to 51.1 in August

Aug 31 2014 8:09pm CDT | Source: Townhall's

BEIJING (Reuters) - An index of growth in China's vast manufacturing sector fell from a 27-month high to 51.1 in August, ...
Source: Townhall's   Full article at: Townhall's
 

 
Update
5

10 hours ago

Hackers Steal Security Check Data from 25,000+ DHS Employees

Aug 31 2014 7:41pm CDT | Source: Big Government

USIS, the Department of Homeland Security’s contractor for conducting security clearance background checks, has had the personal records of at least 25,000 of its employees stolen because of hackers, and the hackers may have been from a foreign country, according to the Associated Press (AP).  AP’s source was an unnamed DHS official who told AP that Homeland Security would soon let employees know if their person ...
Source: Big Government   Full article at: Big Government
 

 
Update
4

13 hours ago

Tantrums, concubines, hotpot burns and smog: China insurers have it covered

Aug 31 2014 4:22pm CDT | Source: Townhall's

By Clare Baldwin and Diana Chan HONG KONG (Reuters) - Your child throws a tantrum and smashes something? Take out "naughty child... ...
Source: Townhall's   Full article at: Townhall's
 

 
Update
3

14 hours ago

Obama talks with communists to air radio show

Aug 31 2014 4:11pm CDT | Source: WND

The Obama administration is looking to negotiate with the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, the government that emerged after a war costing more than 58,000 American lives, to carry a “Welcome to America” radio program over its state radio station, WND has discovered. If the U.S. Broadcasting Board of Governors, or BBG, has its way, its Voice of America program will work in tandem with the Voice of Vietnam, or VOV, to broadcast the 15-minute prime-time radio program Monday through Friday acr ...
Source: WND  Full article at: WND
 

 
Update
2

14 hours ago

ISIS 'won't stay in Middle East'

Aug 31 2014 4:06pm CDT | Source: WND

Organizers of a rally in Dallas to support Christians under siege from ISIS warn the Islamic jihadist army must be stopped now, because it won’t be satisfied with conquering only Iraq. “They’re after the whole world. They’re doing this to Iraq, but if they succeed, they’ll expand and they’ll even reach here,” said Pastor Jalil Dawood, a native of Iraq who now leads the Arabic Church of Dallas. WND has reported the atr ...
Source: WND  Full article at: WND
 

 
Update
1

14 hours ago

United Nations Censures American Law Enforcement as Racist Following Ferguson

Aug 31 2014 4:00pm CDT | Source: Big Government

On August 29, a UN panel on racism urged the United States to "review" its stand your ground-styled self-defense laws and demanded it put a halt to the excessive use of force by police. The U.N. Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) claimed that racial minorities are victims of oppression by authorities and apparently targeted by whites with the self-defense laws. "Racial and ethnic discrimination remains ...
Source: Big Government   Full article at: Big Government
 

 

Don't miss ...

 

blog comments powered by Disqus

Latest stories

Southern African Development Community discusses Lesotho coup attempt
Pretoria, Sep 1 (IANS) The Southern African Development Community (SADC) Monday continued its meeting here on the attempted coup by Lesotho's military.
 
 
Iraqi forces recapture key town
Baghdad, Sep 1 (IANS) Iraqi security forces Monday recaptured the town of Sulaiman Beg in Salahudin province after more than two months of being under siege by the Islamic State (IS) Sunni extremist organisation, an official said.
 
 
Indian-origin inventor of 'email' slams critics
Washington, Sep 1 (IANS) V.A. Shiva Ayyadurai, an Indian-origin scientist who received official recognition as the inventor of the computer program for electronic mail system or "email" from the US government 32 years ago, has slammed his critics for not giving him full credit.
 
 
No interference by Russian military in Ukraine crisis: Minister
Moscow, Sep 1 (IANS) Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov Monday said Moscow will not send out military troops to in the ongoing turmoil in Ukraine's eastern regions.
 
 
 

Latest from the Network

Man with 'disconnected' brain, alive and kicking at 88!
New York, Sep 1 (IANS) This may sound and read unbelievable but there is an elderly man whose brain has no neural fibre connection between his two hemispheres! For a layman, human brain is divided into two hemispheres...
Read more on Apple Balla
 
Ebola toll in Guinea 460
Conakry, Sep 1 (IANS) At least 690 Ebola virus disease cases have been confirmed in Guinea, out of which 460 people have died, the latest data released by the health ministry here shows. A total of 143 patients were...
Read more on Business Balla
 
Southern African Development Community discusses Lesotho coup attempt
Pretoria, Sep 1 (IANS) The Southern African Development Community (SADC) Monday continued its meeting here on the attempted coup by Lesotho's military. Present at the meeting were SADC Chairman and South African...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
Iraqi forces recapture key town
Baghdad, Sep 1 (IANS) Iraqi security forces Monday recaptured the town of Sulaiman Beg in Salahudin province after more than two months of being under siege by the Islamic State (IS) Sunni extremist organisation, an...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
Caffeinated 'energy' drinks bad for heart
London, Sep 1 (IANS) "Energy" drinks which are so popular during physical exercise and even otherwise among children and younger adults can cause heart problems, a research shows. "People sometimes consume a number of...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
Nepal too to restructure national plan panel
Kathmandu, Sep 1 (IANS) After the new Indian government decided to scrap the Planning Commission, the Nepal government also has decided to restructure, revamp and modernise its National Planning Commission (NPC), which...
Read more on Business Balla
 
Women at greater stroke risk from resistant hyper-tension
London, Sep 1 (IANS) The condition known as Resistant Hyper-tension increases stroke risk by 35 percent in women and 20 percent in elderly patients, according to new research. "Patients with hyper-tension that does...
Read more on Apple Balla
 
Indian-origin inventor of 'email' slams critics
Washington, Sep 1 (IANS) V.A. Shiva Ayyadurai, an Indian-origin scientist who received official recognition as the inventor of the computer program for electronic mail system or "email" from the US government 32 years...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
Miley Cyrus still loves Liam Hemsworth
Los Angeles, Sep 1 (IANS) Singer Miley Cyrus says she still has strong feelings for her ex-fiance Liam Hemsworth, with whom she parted ways last year. The 21-year-old split from the actor in September 2013 following...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
No interference by Russian military in Ukraine crisis: Minister
Moscow, Sep 1 (IANS) Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov Monday said Moscow will not send out military troops to...
Read more on Politics Balla