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Damaged Songshan Road in Zhengzhou after Floods
Damage caused by the floods seen in Zhengzhou

From 17-31 July 2021, China's Henan province has been affected by flooding caused by a long period of heavy rainfall. There had been record-breaking maximum rainfall in an hour, 201.9 millimetres (7.95 in), was seen in Zhengzhou, the capital of the province. The floods and landslides have killed least 56 people with at least 5 went missing. 585,193 people were evacuated, 919,519 were relocated, and 7.579 million people were affected.

The floods were made more likely because of extreme weather caused by climate change in China.

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