Beijing floods: Deadly rains pound China’s capital as a fresh storm approaches.
On Tuesday, the leftovers of last week’s superstorm Doksuri inundated Beijing for the fourth day in a row as another typhoon approached the eastern shore.
According to official media, more than 50,000 people have been evacuated from the city thus far.
Flooding has affected multiple areas, causing train and traffic delays.
Doksuri killed at least a dozen people in the Philippines and Taiwan as it went through at the end of last week on its route to China.
The disaster management ministry has warned that heavy rains are anticipated to continue this week, and flooding might intensify in northern regions around Beijing, Tianjin, and Hebei province.
The weekend’s relentless rain set daily precipitation records at 14 weather sites in Beijing and the northern provinces of Hebei, Shanxi, and Shandong.
Chinese authorities have not released an official death toll or indicated how many people are missing outside of the capital city.
According to CCTV, military helicopters were dispatched early Tuesday to provide emergency food supplies and ponchos to those stranded in and around a train station in the hard-hit Mentougou district of western Beijing.
There are around 150,000 houses in the district that are believed to be without running water.
According to the flight tracking software Flight Master, about 400 flights were canceled and hundreds were delayed at Beijing’s two airports on Tuesday.
Floods envelop swaths of territory in the nearby Hebei province, according to footage provided online by residents.
Residents in various neighborhoods in Hebei’s Zhouzhou county are said to remain stranded, some for nearly 24 hours, because rescue teams are unable to reach them.