Topics related to “Heavy Rain in Xuzhou, Jiangsu Province” are on the hot search list of China’s social media and the internet. 

Since Friday, China has suffered from the wrath of typhoon Songda, this year’s fifth. Songda’s center is currently approaching the east coast of China, causing heavy rains in the provinces of Jiangsu, Zhejiang, and the financial hub Shanghai. The typhoon has caused a bridge to collapse and injured people along its path to Jiangxi province. At least two people have been admitted to hospital.

But the center of attention is in Xuzhou, Jiangsu Province. The area has been hit hardest by the raging typhoon.

Xuzhou is a major city in northwestern Jiangsu province. The city, with a population of 9 million, is a national complex transport hub and an important gateway city in East China.

Early Saturday, the area issued a red warning for storms. Residents should expect about eight inches of rain, level 10 thunderstorms, and strong winds.

Although the red warning was later lifted, the Xuzhou Meteorological Observatory said scattered thunderstorms might follow.

The most striking scene appears after the monstrous storm roared into the area, swamping the city.

Roads quickly became rivers, and water flooded the billboard at the bus station, submerging parked bicycles, buses, and cars. 

Floodwaters are still evident in some communities and road sections, with at least 24 sections of the urban area of Xuzhou waterlogged.

A metro station in the city is temporarily closed, and the major Beijing-Shanghai Railway section near Xuzhou is blocked. 

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