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26 Jul 2021 Zhengzhou, China
The severe rainstorms have now moved north impacting neighbouring cities and regions, with collapsed roads and damaged dams and reservoirs cutting off power leaving thousands trapped without electricity and water supplies. In one incident, 12 drowned in a Zhengzhou train.
Locals were unprepared for the downpours as weather forecasters had issued a warning for extreme rain for the wrong place and time.
Farmers in the Henan region have lost livelihoods with at least 200,000 chickens and up to 6,000 pigs lost in the floods
3 Aug 2017 ZHENGZHOU
Li Zhonghua, mayor of Yongcheng City, jumped into the Huchenghe River to test the anti-pollution efforts of local authorities. Officials with the municipal government general office, environmental protection office and construction bureau all followed suit.
4 Aug 2016 ZHENGZHOU
Two Chinese people were rescued but two others remain missing after falling into a 600-square-metre sinkhole that formed within minutes in a city street following Monday night’s heavy rains, mainland media report.
5 Dec 2014 BEIJING
Chinese scientists have found evidence of a powerful earthquake that shook central China's Henan Province more than 3,000 years ago, the earliest tremor known in Chinese history. Carbon-14 dating of samples taken from Xuecun village in Henan's Xingyang City indicated the earthquake struck the area sometime between 1500 B...
14 Aug 2014 ZHENGZHOU, China
Central China’s Henan Province has lost some $1.2 billion USD, mostly in the agricultural sector, to the current severe drought, local authorities said this week.The province is a major grain producer for the country. The drought has affected 19.3 million of its residents and left 1.1 million short of drinking water...
4 Aug 2014 BEIJING, China
Twelve of China's provinces are grappling with the effects of an ongong severe drought, state-run media reportd over the weekend.Xinhua News Agency said 1.6 million people and 2.07 million head of overstock have been affected, and over 29 million hectare of crops are dying.Xinhua quoted Wang Hao of the China Institute of Water Resources and Hydropower Research as saying overconsumption on top of lack of precipitation may have worsened the problem...
28 Jul 2014 HOHHOT, China
An ongoing drought in China’s northern Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region is threatening drinking water supply to 600,000 people, half of whom are completely without water, local authorities reported this weekend.The drought, the worst the region has faced in three years, is also affecting farms, putting at risk some 150,000 hectares of farmland, 16...