Double Trouble in Southern China: Tornado Hits Guangzhou Amidst Regional Floods


Southern China is facing a one-two punch from nature as a powerful tornado struck the major city of Guangzhou on Saturday. This comes on the heels of several days of heavy rain that have caused deadly floods across the region.

The tornado, classified as level-three on a five-point scale, injured at least 33 people and damaged over 140 factory buildings. Fortunately, no residential buildings collapsed. Search and rescue operations concluded later that evening.

This incident adds to the challenges already faced by the region. Persistent rainfall since April 16th has caused flooding in Guangdong province, a major economic hub. Over 110,000 people have been forced to evacuate their homes due to rising water levels, and state media reports at least four flood-related deaths earlier this week.

The Pearl River Delta, where Guangzhou is located, experiences annual flooding during the monsoon season (April to September). However, scientists warn that climate change is leading to more frequent and severe extreme weather events, making flooding and tornadoes a growing concern for the region.

Local authorities are working tirelessly to address both the immediate dangers and the long-term challenges posed by these natural disasters. Residents have been urged to stay alert and follow evacuation orders if necessary.

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  • Tornado kills at least 5, injures 33, in Chinese metropolis as region battles deadly floods
Suhina Bisaria
Suhina Bisaria
Suhina Bisaria is a journalist with a marketing degree. She is keen to learn and write about everything people might be interested in. She has worked as a copy editor in Delhi with prestigious news organisations. Apart from keeping track of all things newsworthy and delivering error-free content to users, she has also tried her hand at writing human interest features, Entertainment stories, health and lifestyle stories, celebrity news and viral news.

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