Strong Floodwaters Wash Down Mountain Road in Eastern Beijing District

Severe flooding hit Beijing’s Pinggu district on Tuesday, July 27, after heavy rain was forecast across the region.

This footage shared by the Beijing Meteorological Service shows fast floodwaters gushing down a street on Dongzhihu mountain in Pinggu. The video recorder can be heard warning residents to stay home.

Accumulated rainfall exceeded 200 millimeters (about 7.9 inches) in Miyun, a district located about 48 kilometers (approximately 29.8 miles) from Pinggu, local media reported.

The yellow weather warning for heavy rainfall in Pinggu was lifted on Tuesday night while showers and thunderstorms remained possible throughout the night, according to the Beijing Meteorological Service. Credit: Beijing Meteorological Bureau via Storyful

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