Beijing continues to suffer from torrential rains resulting in deadly floods. The remnants of the powerful storm Doksuri have caused nonstop flooding for the fourth consecutive day in Beijing, while another typhoon approaches the eastern coast. Over 50,000 people have been evacuated from the affected areas, causing disruption in train services and traffic.
The emergency management ministry has warned of worsening flooding in the northern regions, including Beijing, Tianjin, and Hebei province. In Hebei alone, 9 fatalities have been reported so far. Moreover, the weekend’s relentless rain has broken daily precipitation records in 14 weather stations, affecting Beijing and several northern provinces such as Hebei, Shanxi, and Shandong.
Here are several videos that document the devastation.
This Chinese Flash flood footage is horrifying.
It's difficult to believe something like this in a video is true. Within seconds, everything was destroyed.
Within a year, local climates can change anywhere.#ClimateCrisis #GlobalWarming #GlobalBoiling pic.twitter.com/zttpecG5tK
— Keshav (@keshavdogra) August 1, 2023
A Chinese man used a bulldozer against the rushing current to rescue a family stuck on a roof during the flood in Beijing. Respect! pic.twitter.com/Vz38QblnD2
— People's Daily, China (@PDChina) August 1, 2023
China [CCP/CPC] just like the last flood we helped with are arresting folks that talk about the typhoon, flood, death toll, latest variant of COVID & death toll…..every Chinese person are wearing a mask. They seem to still be butthurt we cancelled the food & oil shipments. pic.twitter.com/bvUNE33y4h
— Capt Bjorn Sorensen (@FLYNAVYBuzzy) July 31, 2023
The death toll from the floods in Beijing has risen to 11, sparking a call from Chinese President Xi Jinping for quick action. pic.twitter.com/nP8TyEGpTf
— South China Morning Post (@SCMPNews) August 1, 2023
Today is Army Day in China. In the video, the Chinese armed forces are rescuing a girl trapped in the heavy rain in Beijing, using their bodies to protect her in the flood.
They are people’s soldiers. Salute. pic.twitter.com/idslmzj1bf
— Hu Xijin 胡锡进 (@HuXijin_GT) August 1, 2023