© Reuters. Individuals go particles on a bridge after heavy rainfall flooded Tangxia city in Dongguan, Guangdong province, China September 9, 2023. REUTERS/Aly Tune
By Nicoco Chan
DONGGUAN, China (Reuters) – Store house owners in a city in China’s southern manufacturing heartland tried to wash up the mess and began to rely the price of Storm Haikui on Saturday, because the lingering storm lumbered west after wreaking havoc.
Two days after making landfall, Haikui introduced the heaviest rains since data started 140 years in the past to Hong Kong with greater than 200 mm (8 inches) falling within the territory, killing two individuals and injuring greater than 140, state media reported.
Flooding within the neighbouring tech hub of Shenzhen knocked out subways and transport within the worst-hit district Luohu, though by Saturday the town had largely returned to regular.
Within the city of Tangxia within the sprawling manufacturing metropolis of Dongguan, storefronts flooded and streets turned rivers the place rescue groups in dinghies helped stranded residents, photographs from state media confirmed.
Zhang Lu, 42, hosed down mud-caked crates whereas his accomplice scraped mud from the ground of their fruit store.
“All the pieces obtained submerged, all the pieces,” Zhang stated. “Even the show screens have been all broken, proper? It’s totally severe.”
He confirmed photos of the store entrance half submerged and stated the waters reached the ceiling on the flood’s peak. Zhang reckoned it could price him over 200,000 yuan ($27,000) to switch his broken issues.
“I opened this retailer with borrowed cash,” he stated. “All the pieces was funded via loans, and now I’ve nothing left.”
A big pile of plastic packaging, rags and detritus was exterior Huang Lizhong’s leather-based store because the 53-year-old pushed water to his door, saying the flood had been extra extreme than others in recent times.
Huang reckoned the flood harm would price him 500,000 yuan.
Close by, staff carried foliage onto vans whereas pedestrians weaved round piles of detritus.
Brief however heavy bursts of rainfall have been anticipated to proceed in southern Guangdong province in addition to the neighbouring Guangxi area and the island of Hainan, the China Meteorological Administration stated on Saturday.
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