Typhoon Doksuri: Thousands flee homes as heavy rain lashes China’s capital

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Typhoon Doksuri: Thousands flee homes as heavy rain lashes China’s capital

Tens of thousands of people were forced to evacuate their homes in Beijing as the remnants of Typhoon Doksuri caused record rainfall and grounded flights on Monday, according to state broadcaster CCTV. Doksuri, one of the strongest storms to hit China in years, also caused widespread flooding in the southern province of Fujian, displacing hundreds of thousands of people. The China Meteorological Administration reported that heavy rain continued to soak Beijing, as well as Hebei, Tianjin, and eastern Shanxi, as Doksuri dissipated over northern China. The cumulative precipitation in Beijing during June and July reached 306.8 mm, which was 21% higher than the average for those months and 10% higher than the same period last year. The observatory in Beijing recorded an average overnight rainfall of 140.7 mm, with the maximum recorded rainfall in the Fangshan area reaching 500.4 mm. The observatory maintained a red alert for heavy rainfall, while the Beijing Hydrology Station upgraded its flood warning. Media reports stated that more than 31,000 people were evacuated, work at over 4,000 construction sites was halted, nearly 20,000 buildings were inspected for damage, and scenic spots in the city were closed. Both airports in the capital canceled over 180 flights, with hundreds more delayed. Railway authorities provided food and drinking water to train passengers who were stranded overnight. While there were no reported casualties or damage in Beijing, the impact of Doksuri was more significant in the southern regions. In northern Hebei province, a driver went missing after two trucks fell off a collapsed bridge, and a section of a railway bridge for freight was washed away in a swollen river. Forecasters warned that typhoon Khanun was approaching and could strike China’s densely populated coast, potentially causing further damage to crops already affected by Doksuri.

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