Rainstorms cause floods, trap cars in Guangzhou

chinadaily.com.cn/Xinhua | 2017-05-08 09:48
Rainstorms cause floods, trap cars in Guangzhou

Cars are submerged under flood water in Guangzhou on Sunday. Close to 7,000 people have been relocated and 172 houses collapsed due to the floods. [Photo/VCG]

Precipitation in the Huadu, Huangpu and Zengcheng districts of Guangzhou reached 250 millimeters. Jiulong town in Huangpu district reported a rainfall of 524.1 millimeters as of 1 pm on Sunday, a record number in a single day for the city.

The city issued a red alert for rainstorms, the first this year.

Armed police officers and flood rescuers have been dispatched.

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