Beijing issues flood and landslide alerts, closes scenic spots as ‘heaviest’ rainstorm is about to hit northern China
Published: Jun 26, 2022 07:24 PM
Photo: from CCTV News

Photo: from CCTV News


Beijing issued flood and geological hazard alerts on Sunday as the heaviest rainstorm in the flooding season is about to hit northern China, including the capital city.

China's National Meteorological Center predicted heavy rainfalls from 2 pm Sunday to 2 pm Monday across 10 areas including Beijing, North China's Tianjin, Hebei and East China's Shandong, Northeast China's Liaoning, Northwest China's Shaanxi, Central China's Henan and Hubei, as well as Southwest China's Sichuan and Chongqing. 

Apart from downpours of up to 150 millimeters, these areas may also face strong winds, thunder storms and hail. The State Flood Control and Drought Relief Headquarters on Sunday initiated emergency response operations for flood control in these areas, urging early disasters prediction and timely public evacuation.

Beijing weather authorities warned citizens to stay away from rivers and dangerous mountain areas because of possible flooding and landslides. 

All scenic areas in Beijing's mountain-surrounded Mentougou district have all shut down on Sunday due to the heavy rain. Multiple downtown scenic spots also closed doors for visitors including the Summer Palace, the Old Summer Palace, China National Botanical Garden, Fragrant Hills Park and Xishan Park and etc.