In early June, many places in southern China experienced heavy rains and flooding.
From June 1 to 2nd, heavy rains on a large area occurred in Guizhou, causing floods. A video shared on the internet shows that on June 2, the streets of Tongren, Guizhou were flooded. Fast-flowing water engulfs the cars. A local resident had to jump out on the top of the car to escape. The rainfall caused the Yangtze River to rise, turning the Wuhan River into a beach. Some citizens filmed the footage and shouted, “Oh my God, please don’t rain anymore. Look at this heavy rain.”
The video also shows a tunnel in Guizhou being flooded with floodwaters.
Continuous heavy rainfall has also occurred in many areas in Hunan. The water level in the main streams of Zijiang and Yuanjiang has exceeded the warning level, and the water level of some tributaries has risen rapidly.
The heavy precipitation caused the Fenghuang Tuojiang river to reaise. The ancient city of Fenghuang was partially flooded.
According to Xinhua Agency, In Hunan Province, the continuous torrential rain from June 1 to 3 has affected nearly 280,000 people, including two deaths and seven people missing. More than 8,000 people were urgently relocated. 170 houses collapsed, and 10,100 hectares of crops were affected.
The China Central Meteorological Administration issued a yellow rainstorm warning on June 4 and upgrade the emergency response to level III, warning that six provinces, including Zhejiang, Fujian, Guangxi, and Guangdong, would experience heavy rain. The cumulative rainfall in some areas could reach 100 to 200 mm.