Flash Floods in China

Collection with 15 media items created by Serene Yordi

19 Jul 2013 18:00

Recent torrential rains and flash flooding in Kunming have caused over 84 million Yuan ($13.6 million) in damage to the city, with one person missing, according to initial reports from the Yunnan Provincial Department of Civil Affairs. The flood affected over 77,000 Kunming residents, while testing the city’s drainage system and its infrastructure. The north and east of the city appeared to be two of the worst impacted areas which faced major traffic standstills after the flooding. This year, the Yunnan province has experienced historically high rainfall levels, causing dozens of fatalities and millions of dollars in damage.

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Flash Floods in China (1 of 15)
Kunming, Yunnan, China
By HughBohane
19 Jul 2013

A view up Beijing Road, one of the areas where the flood was most critical.

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Flash Floods in China (2 of 15)
Kunming, Yunnan, China
By HughBohane
19 Jul 2013

A traffic police officer shares his island with stranded pedestrians.

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Flash Floods in China (3 of 15)
Kunming, Yunnan, China
By HughBohane
19 Jul 2013

Shopkeepers try to save some of their inventory amidst rising waters.

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Flash Floods in China (5 of 15)
Kunming, Yunnan, China
By HughBohane
19 Jul 2013

A man assesses the damage inside his flooded apartment complex.

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Flash Floods in China (8 of 15)
Kunming, Yunnan, China
By HughBohane
19 Jul 2013

Two friends make their way through a flooded intersection on a tricycle.

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Flash Floods in China (9 of 15)
Kunming, Yunnan, China
By HughBohane
19 Jul 2013

Two businessmen make their way through the flood waters.

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Flash Floods in China (11 of 15)
Kunming, Yunnan, China
By HughBohane
19 Jul 2013

A view up Beijing Road, where the under-construction subway was completely submerged.

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Flash Floods in China (12 of 15)
Kunming, Yunnan, China
By HughBohane
19 Jul 2013

A young man helps an elderly man navigate the floodwaters on Beijing Road.

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Flash Floods in China (13 of 15)
Kunming, Yunnan, China
By HughBohane
19 Jul 2013

Although people attempted to drive, water around the city ultimately brought traffic to a standstill.

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Flash Floods in China (14 of 15)
Kunming, Yunnan, China
By HughBohane
19 Jul 2013

A young woman is driven away in the back of a tricycle.

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Flash Floods in China (15 of 15)
Kunming, Yunnan, China
By HughBohane
19 Jul 2013

A bird's eye view of emergency workers trying to clear water from an underpass at the city's North Railway Station. At its highpoint, water was roughly four meters deep in the underpass