2021 Henan floods

floods in China in July 2021

From 17-31 July 2021, China's Henan province has been affected by flooding caused by a long period of heavy rainfall. There had been record-breaking maximum rainfall in an hour, 201.9 millimetres (7.95 in), was seen in Zhengzhou, the capital of the province.[1] The floods and landslides have killed least 56 people with at least 5 went missing. 585,193 people were evacuated, 919,519 were relocated, and 7.579 million people were affected.[2]

Damage caused by the floods seen in Zhengzhou

The floods were made more likely because of extreme weather caused by climate change in China.[3][4][5]

References change

  1. 界面新闻. "河南:19个国家级气象站日降水量突破建站以来历史日极值". 新浪. Archived from the original on 2021-07-21. Retrieved 2021-07-21.
  2. Xinhua (2021-07-22). "河南强降雨已致56人遇难5人失踪 京广路隧道救援清理仍在继续". Sina. Retrieved 2021-07-22.
  3. CNN, Nectar Gan and Jessie Yeung. "Record-breaking rains devastated central China, but there is little talk of climate change". CNN. Retrieved 2021-07-23. {{cite web}}: |last= has generic name (help)
  4. "BBC World Service - The Real Story, What's China doing to fight climate change?". BBC. Retrieved 2021-07-23.
  5. "From China to Germany, floods expose climate vulnerability". Reuters. 2021-07-22. Retrieved 2021-07-23.