Recently, extreme weather has frequently occurred in China. On July 20, 17 provinces and cities in southern China continued scorching; Lianyungang encountered a rare tornado, several villages and towns were destroyed, and thousands of people were affected; a terrible sandstorm in Qinghai covered the sky; In Gansu, snow appeared in midsummer.
Jiangsu: Level-17 Tornado
As of 6 pm on the same day, according to preliminary statistics, there were 2.272 people affected by the tornado, one person was killed, and 25 people were injured, including one person seriously injured, about 649 households suffered damage, and 3.148 houses were damaged; agricultural area suffered disaster is 3.743 acres, direct economic loss is about about $9.6 million.
An employee of the telecommunications department in Xiaoyi Town, Guanyun County, Lianyungang City, told Sound of Hope reporters, “There are many places (which tornadoes) hit, including 14 villages in Guanyun District, Lianyungang City, and other places. All communication lines are down and under repair. It is estimated to take two or three days (to repair); since we cannot repair it ourselves, the technical department in Guanyun will come down to fix it.”
The video posted by the YouTube channel Tony shows that the tornado caused roofs to be ripped off, doors and windows were shattered, many cars and motorbikes were swept to the ground under the bridge, and a motorbike was even hanging on a tree.
A giant sand wall swept through Qinghai
On the same day, July 20, a formidable sandstorm swept through the Mongol Autonomous Region and Haixi, Qinghai Province regions. The local weather station has issued several warnings. Locals say this has been the biggest sandstorm in the past 10 to 20 years. Typically the sandstorm would dissipate in 10 minutes, but it continued for much longer.
Gansu: Heavy snow falls in the middle of summer
NetEase reported that from the evening of July 20 to July 21, heavy snow fell locally in the Yugur Autonomous County of Sunan, Zhangye City, Gansu Province.
The video uploaded on Weibo showed that the snow was about 10cm thick, with thick snow clouds looking like goose feathers in the sky.
Local herders said snow began to fall on July 20, and the heavy snow had collapsed their tents in the mountains.
Heatwave returns to over 17 provinces
According to reports by Chinese state media, after a short period of cool weather, starting from July 20, a new heatwave has returned, which will affect more than 17 provinces and cities, including Zhejiang and Fujian, and most areas in the south will continue to have high temperature through the end of July.
Zhengzhou flood disaster: the government banned people from offering flowers on memorial day
Coincidentally, the above disasters happened simultaneously on July 20. A terrible flood occurred in Zhengzhou, Henan, on this day a year ago. After a year, not only was the official media of the Chinese government completely silent about the disaster but even the people were forbidden to offer flowers on memorial day.
The Paper reported that the Henan Armed Police Regiment said that on the afternoon of July 20, 2021, due to continuous heavy rainfall and violent downflow of water upstream, the water level of the Changzhuang reservoir in the city of Zhengzhou surged, reaching a record level.
However, the sudden release of the flood without warning the people to evacuate resulted in the Zhengzhou subway line 5 being flooded and more than 500 passengers trapped in the carriages. The Jingguang tunnel in Zhengzhou city was flooded for a short time, causing hundreds of cars to be inundated in the tunnel. To this day, the number of people who died from that flood remains a mystery.
One of history’s worst crimes began on July 20
July 20 is a day millions will never forget. On July 20, 1999, former CCP leader Jiang Zemin used the entire state apparatus to launch a frenzied persecution against Falun Gong practitioners. Millions of Falun Gong practitioners have been illegally persecuted, detained, convicted, maimed, or tortured. The CCP even commits a crime that has never been seen on this planet: harvesting organs from living bodies.
The brutal persecution of Falun Gong has been going on for 23 years now. However, under the CCP’s bribes and threats, many people have complied with the regime to keep quiet about their criminal behavior.
And the horror of the persecution is even more noticeable when consecutive natural disasters occur on July 20 every year.