Heavy Rain Hits China’s Yellow River Basin, Bringing Floods to Large Swathes of Country | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

Heavy Rain Hits China’s Yellow River Basin, Bringing Floods to Large Swathes of Country

After severe flooding in the Yangtze River drainage area in July, heavy rain has now hit another major waterway in China, the Yellow River.

A 646-year-old building in Xi’an city, located in western China and midstream of the Yellow River, partially collapsed on Aug. 8, injuring at least four people.

Floodwaters inundated cities and villages in Shaanxi, Shanxi, and Henan provinces located midstream of the Yellow River. At the same time, authorities discharged floodwaters from the river’s downstream to rural areas of Shandong Province on the eastern coast.

China’s Ministry of Emergency Management (MEM) announced on Aug. 9 that the river’s upper stream region and northeastern China would experience heavy rain and storms from Aug. 9 to Aug. 11.

The country’s southwestern regions of Sichuan, Yunnan, Guizhou, and Tibet were also forecasted to have heavy rain in the coming days, the MEM warned.

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