According to state-run media Xinhua News Agency, from July 28 to 30, heavy rains and floods occurred in the northwestern part of Liaoning Province. Water levels in 30 of its reservoirs exceeded flood warning levels, so the government decided to discharge the overflow. The decision affected about 80,000 people and nearly 1,600 hectares (about 4,000 acres) of farmland. A number of cities also experienced flooding following the heavy rains.

The Yangximu River Small Wasteland Hydrological Station recorded its second-highest peak flow of 1,080 cubic meters per second at 9 p.m. on July 29.

Eight townships in Liaoning also saw more than 200 millimeters (nearly 8 inches) of rainfall.

As NetEase reported, that 208.3 millimeters (about 8 inches) of rain fell in 24 hours on July 28 in Fuxin City, Liaoning Province. This is a record for a single-day of rainfall in the locale’s history. Roads turned into rivers.

In a video uploaded on Twitter on July 29, a powerful flood swept away a car in Huludao City, Liaoning Province. [Video]

According to Beijing News, on July 27, Beijing also experienced heavy rains and strong winds. Rainfall in the city peaked at 104.4 millimeters (or about 4 inches). 


Video shows the vehicle partially submerged as the road in Xinfadi turned into a river.

On the afternoon of July 27, a sudden heavy rain in Luoyang, Henan Province, left the road seriously flooded. The woman in the video clip has another amazing idea to avoid the floodwaters – walking on the median strip that separates opposing lanes of traffic.

On July 26, heavy rain also hit Yan’an, Shaanxi, resulting in flooding in some regions. In the video, household items were floating as firefighters tried to rescue people. [Video]

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