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31 Aug 2018 | 10:40 AM UTC

China: Heavy rain in Southern Guangdong Province

China News Alert

Second consecutive day of heavy rainfalls in Guangdong Province leads to local flooding

TIMEFRAME expected from 8/31/2018, 12:00 AM until 8/31/2018, 11:59 PM (UTC). COUNTRY/REGION China

Event

On August 31, for the second consecutive day, the Southern province of Guangdong has been affected by heavy rainfalls, waterlogging several cities like Shantou, Huizhou and Shanwei, where thousands of people had to be evacuated and relocated.

Context

Rainfalls, flooding and storms are common during the wet season (May to November), affecting mostly southern and eastern coastal regions, with some effect on transportation.

Advice

Individuals present in the affected areas of Guangdong Province are advised to monitor the situation, anticipate localized flooding and associated road hazards, and to adhere to any instructions issued by local authorities.

 

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