Flooded South China

Congratulation on your internship in Hong Kong! Not Shanghai. Look at

People Helping Each Other in the Rain/Xinhua Picture

Shanghai weather forecasting, all you will see is rain, rain and rain. It really doesn’t feel good being caught in a heavy rain and spending the whole day in wet shoes. Don’t complain about the rained out barbeque any more because you are apparently the lucky one. Think about our colleagues in Shanghai.

But what’s happening in Shanghai is not the worst.

Wuhan, Hubei Buses are going like ships on the flooded street. The whole public transportation has broken down.

Guangdong 230 thousand people were involved in the flood caused by super heavy rain. Direct economic losses have reached 0.3 billion RMB.

Shanghai More than two hundred flights in Pudong International Airport were delayed owing to the bad weather.

Sichuan Eight people died in flood disaster while 29 people missing.

Chongqing Rainstorm delayed more than one hundred flights.

Guizhou Waterlogging took place in several cities in Guizhou Province. Residents had to evacuate.

Hong Kong is lucky but also thanks to the well-prepared drainage system. Waterlogging in cities in Hubei and Guizhou reveals the problematic drainage system in these places.

A couple of weeks ago, one of the hottest topic on China SNS website is the drought. Drought happened in Dongting Lake caused bottom-up of China’s second largest freshwater lake. Seeking the reason of the drought, which involved several provinces, cynical people turned to Three Gorges Dam, which was said to have cut off the Yangtze River from its headstream. Now here comes the flood. Whom to blame? People turn to Three Gorges Dam again. And government-employed experts stand out through Xinhua Agency saying Three Gorges Dam is not the cause of flood or drought. But raging people can’t hear that.

About wancheng

Wancheng is a master candidate in Strategic Public Relation in Annenberg USC. She holds a B.A. in journalism in China's Fudan University. She is interested in Chinese social, economic issues and wishes to explore the unfamiliar field of corporate public relations.
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