Record Rainfall Floods Shenzhen [PICTURES, UPDATED]Posted: 05/12/2014 10:10 am
No reprieve from the rain is expected at the moment as the local weather forecast expects rainfall to continue for the next 24 hours.
Over 150 roads and 20 areas of Shenzhen have been flooded; 10 of those areas expected to be qualified as “disaster zones”.
An estimated 2000 cars have been rendered immobile due to the flooding. Due to the flooding of approximately 400 tracks, over 5458 public buses and trams have been put out of commission.
Shenzhen has issued sporadic red alert weather warnings since the rainfall first began on May 8. Shenzhen’s Longhua District recorded a rainfall of 430.7 mm, while a rainfall of over 100 millimeters within three hours on Sunday afternoon paralyzed traffic throughout the city.