(BEIJING) China Floods Report: At least 33-people died in Zhengzhou Province as Chinese are using social media to help speed up rescue efforts after deadly floods engulfed Henan province #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – July.22: From sharing public health information to contacts for support, China’s Weibo platform became an online space connecting people seeking help with rescue teams.

#AceDailyNews says China Floods: As people unite on social media to help flood victims and at least 33 people have died in the province after Zhengzhou city saw a year’s worth of rainfall in three days one resident said I was lucky that I stayed at home, but we [still] felt like we were going to be washed away,” Wang Qian told BBC OS from Zhengzhou.

Cars sit in floodwaters after heavy rains hit the city of Zhengzhou in China's central Henan province on July 21, 2021.
Zhengzhou city was devastated by floods after it saw a year’s worth of rainfall in three days

Encouraging hashtags such as “Henan, stay strong!” also quickly went viral.

As people shared tales of horror and pleaded for help online, thousands of social media users responded by redirecting their Weibo posts to emergency rescue teams so that they knew where to go. 

For instance, as news emerged that various trains were being stranded after rail lines got submerged, people put together lists of each train number and the resources its passengers needed. 

Some put together text-only versions of critical contact lists, after discovering that people in some areas could not download images because heavy rains had affected internet speeds.

Netizens also helped to organise streams of information so that it was up-to-date and clear. 

According to local media reports, residents living near the Tielu Railway Station also delivered food and bottled water to passengers stuck in a train after the hashtag “K226 call for emergency rescue” was viewed more than 800 million times. Video showed floodwater rising on a busy commuter train

While some focused on giving emergency rescue advice, others shared information on mental health support and personal hygiene tips. 

A hashtag related to menstruation amid the floods had more than 200 million views, as doctors and social workers reminded women to change their sanitary pads frequently to avoid the risk of infection. Others posted addresses to locations where women could collect free sanitary products.

As floodwater crashed through a busy subway station in China on Tuesday, desperate passengers tried to flee while others were swept helplessly off platforms.

In one train carriage, water seeped in and rose from ankle, to waist, to neck-height. Panicked commuters stretched upwards to breathe, while others lifted shorter people into the shrinking air pocket above.

In terrifying videos shared on social media, some passengers can be seen standing on chairs and clinging to the ceiling as the floodwater creeps upwards. One tried to smash a window, before realising that there was even more water outside the carriage.

Some filmed the unfolding tragedy, while others called loved ones or posted pleas for help. “I can’t speak any more,” one woman wrote on the social media site Weibo. “If no rescue comes in 20 minutes, hundreds of us will lose our lives.”

“We were all standing on the seats, and the water was already on our knees,” a woman who gave her name as Ms Li told Elephant News. 

“Some shorter passengers had water up to their necks,” she said, adding that as time went on the air supply began to diminish.

After about an hour, the train carriage was plunged into darkness and the oxygen level waned further. “I was really scared, but the most terrifying thing was not the water, but the diminishing air supply,” one person told Reuters news agency.

After several hours of fear and uncertainty, rescuers were able to gain access through the roof of the carriage and pulled people out. “We knocked on the glass a bit [on the ceiling]. Then suddenly there was air,” an unnamed woman told state broadcaster CCTV.

Hundreds of people were eventually saved from the flooded subway tunnel in Zhengzhou, a city of 12 million people that sits on the banks of the Yellow River in central Henan province. 

But at least 12 are known to have died and five were injured in the subway disaster, which came after the region saw more rainfall in three days than it usually would in a year. 

This is a rainy time of year in China and floods happen annually. However, Chinese scientists say global warming has made the situation more dangerous and warn that extreme weather could become more frequent in the future.

In Henan, at least 33 people have died and more than 200,000 have been evacuated. Major roads have been turned into rivers, with cars and debris being swept along by fast moving currents.

Harrowing accounts of the subway tragedy, and of the dramatic flooding around the province, are continuing to emerge, with witnesses describing scenes of fear and chaos.

“At the start there wasn’t much water, then it was like it all started coming at once,” one woman who was on the flooded subway train told the news outlet Pear Video.

“Within about 30 minutes it was up to my shoulders,” she said. “It was hard to breathe. A lot of people fainted.” 

The woman, who wanted to remain anonymous, said she was trapped for more than four hours and cried when she was finally rescued.

“There was so much water on the platform, and there was water streaming out of the cracks in the subway doors,” another passenger told Jiupai News.

“I’m quite tall, but after about five minutes, the water was already at my chest,” he said. “Tall people helped short people and children up onto the seats. I was holding someone’s child.” 

In one post on Weibo, a woman described the panic in the carriage. “Many people started to suffer breathing difficulties,” she wrote. “I heard a nearby passenger on her phone, giving her bank account details to her family, and thought I should do the same.”

“Water was leaking from the cracks in the door, more and more of it, all of us who could, stood on the subway seats,” another post read.A woman was filmed being swept down the street amid the extreme flooding

Dramatic images have also been shared of rescues above ground. Emergency workers have used long ropes to pull people to safety as they were dragged along by gushing currents.

“I’ve contacted all of my family and luckily they’re all safe. “There’s a lot of damage around us. I can see the floods everywhere, lots of cars and water everywhere,” she said.

Rescue efforts are continuing around the province, while further downpours have been forecast for the rest of the week. 

“We’re all waiting to see if everything will be OK soon,” Ms Wang said. “We’re very scared.”

Additional reporting by Kerry Allen and Gareth Evans

#AceNewsDesk report ………..Published: July.22: 2021:

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(CRIMEA) Floods Report: Flooding has created massive downpours to make rivers overflow for a second time into homes across the peninsula #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – July.06: The occupation Ministry of Construction and Architecture reports about 50 flooded private houses in Kuibyshev. As a result of precipitation , the rivers Belbek and Kokkozka came out of the banks .https://t.me/minstroyRK/457?embed=1

Crimea Floods Again: On Sunday, July 4, heavy rains returned to the Russian-occupied Crimea: According to the Russian Ministry of Emergencies , the basements of apartment buildings in the Krasnogvardeisky district were flooded by noon. In the village of Sokolyne, Bakhchisaray district, a mudslide occurred and a private household was flooded. In addition, private households were flooded in the village of Kuibyshev, Bakhchisaray district.https://t.me/minstroyRK/454?embed=1

July.04: 2021

Occupation Ministry of Construction reports about 50 flooded houses in Kuibyshev / photo t.me/minstroyRK

Water floods private houses, in one of the settlements there was a mudslide.Occupation Ministry of Construction reports about 50 flooded houses in Kuibyshev / photo t.me/minstroyRK

The rain also led to new local floods in Yalta.

“It has been raining since nightfall, there is flooding (again – Krivoshty and Vergasov). The situation is under control, all city services, as well as emergency workers are working on the ground – quickly eliminate the effects of the disaster. houses “, – the” mayor “of Yalta Yanina Pavlenko reported.

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In addition, due to heavy rainfall and stagnant water after the rains on the peninsula recently observed an influx of mosquitoes, especially in the central and northern parts, according to ” Crimea.Realities “.

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Flooding in the Crimea

At the end of June, heavy rains fell on the Russian-occupied Crimea. Due to heavy rains  in  Kerch and Yalta,  the rivers Jardzhava, Melek-Chesme and Vodospadna came out of the banks.

Cities were flooded, and Russian authorities  announced the evacuation of residents .

Electricity supply in the cities  was disrupted .

In addition, heavy rains in Yalta washed away  mountains of garbage into the Black Sea , and the village of Ai-Vasyl  found itself under piles of garbage and stones brought by streams of water.

One week after the flood, occupied Yalta was flooded again .

(C)UNIAN 2021

#AceNewsDesk report ……….Published: July.06: 2021:

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(SCOTLAND) JUST IN: Flash floods hit Edinburgh on Sunday night as a clean-up begins across the city #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – July.05: The recently-opened St James Quarter shopping centre was also hit: Fire crews attended a number of incidents, including a bridge in Chesser, where they could be seen helping vehicles stuck in the water.

#AceWeatherDesk says BBC Scotland reports that Edinburgh clean-up under way after flash flooding as trains in and out of the capital were stopped and social media images showed numerous flooded streets, affecting homes, bars and businesses.

Dr Eoin PLant-O’Toole: couple stuck at a bus stop on Edinburgh’s Roseburn Terrace

A couple were also pictured by Dr Eoin Plant-O’Toole stuck at a bus stop on Roseburn Terrace, where what he described as a “river” had formed: Nicola Wilson

Sunday’s stormy weather also caused a problem for shoppers in the brand new St James Quarter, which only opened last month.

Water could be seen dripping down windows and onto the balconies of several floors to ground level.

A spokeswoman for St James Quarter said: “Due to the severe weather in Edinburgh, parts of the St James Quarter Galleria were cordoned off for safety reasons: St James Quarter has been built to fully integrate with the city’s streetscape and is not an enclosed building: Whilst St James Quarter has been designed as a naturally-ventilated environment and allows some rain to come into the galleria, the extent of water ingress in two sections was mainly caused by severe rainfall testing areas within the second phase of opening which are still under construction.”Heavy localised rain led to flash flooding in Edinburgh on Sunday

At 17:46 ScotRail tweeted to confirm that trains between Helensburgh and Edinburgh would instead only run as far as Bathgate for safety reasons.

Buses were arranged to run from Edinburgh to Glasgow while Network Rail workers set up pumps to take the water off railway lines.

Kayak search

Meanwhile, a search was carried out in the River Forth for two people in a kayak after the Coastguard received a 999 call from a passer-by who was concerned about them due to the poor weather conditions.

The Coastguard was called just before 17:15 on Sunday and carried out an extensive search, involving its helicopter from Prestwick, rescue teams from Fisherrow, Kinghorn and South Queensferry and RNLI lifeboats from Kinghorn and South Queensferry.

After nothing was found the search was called off at about 21:00 pending further information.

#AceNewsDesk report ………Published: July.05: 2021:

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