Central China: Millions of villagers abandon homes/3 dams collapsed in 48 hours/Why severe floods ?
Recently, as heavy rains continue to fall in the province, local governments in China have quietly opened reservoirs or dug up dikes to release floodwater, resulting in severe flooding in many areas. The hardest-hit areas have also moved from Zhengzhou, the capital city of Henan Province, to its northern part. Villagers told overseas Chinese media that the local Chinese government opened the dams of the reservoirs to the downstream rivers, the Qihe and Weihe rivers, to release the floodwaters. - 7 It has resulted in the dams in the downstream city of Weihui either breaching, collapsing, or being officially dug up, thus leading to significant flooding in the local townships. Why do officials insist on opening the reservoir to release water when they know it will pose a great danger to the local people or downstream without issuing a safety warning in advance?#chinaflood#zhengzhouflood#henanfloodHave questions? Do you have something to share with us about China? We want to hear from you! Email: [email protected] www.facebook.com/EyesOnChinaCopyright @ China Insights 2021. Any illegal reproduction of this content in any form will result in immediate action against the person(s) concerned.