Beijing: At least 21 people have been killed and four others are missing after heavy rains wreaked havoc in a suburb of central China’s Hubei province. Local officials gave this information on Friday. The Yulin city area in Sudan County received 503 mm of rain from Wednesday to Thursday, causing 3.5-metre-deep waterlogging, officials said. The state-run Xinhua news agency reported that nearly 8,000 people in the region were affected by the rains. Relief and rescue operations are on.
China’s National Meteorological Center issued a yellow alert on Thursday, warning of heavy rain in some central and eastern parts of the country and asking for precautionary measures. Heavy rain is also expected in some parts of Hubei, Anhui, Hunan, Jiangxi and Zhejiang on Friday with up to 200 mm of rain in some areas. Parts of the five provinces could receive around 80 mm of rain every hour, where thunderstorms and thunderstorms are also expected.
The national observatory has advised local officials to be on alert for the possibility of floods, landslides and landslides and recommended stopping outdoor activities in dangerous areas. Last month, more than 300 people died and 50 were missing due to heavy floods in Henan province and its provincial capital, Zhengzhou city.