China-Rainfall Record/Flood/Jiangsu

Downpour floods east China towns

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Rugao County, Nantong City, Jiangsu Province, east China - July 18, 2019(CCTV-No access Chinese mainland)
1. Flooded vehicle
2. Various of firefighters transferring residents
3. Vehicle running in flood water
4. SOUNDBITE(Chinese) Wang Jianlin, engineer, Rugao meteorological station:
"It broke the record of the highest daily rainfall monitored at Rugao meteorological station. The previous record was kept on July 13, 2011 with the daily rainfall of up to 196.8 mm."
5. Vehicles running in floods
6. Various of firefighter draining water to sewage
7. Vehicles, pedestrians
8. Various of people wading through flood water
9. Flooded underground garage
10. Various of flooded car in underground garage
11. Various of people pushing vehicles out of garage
12. Various of pickup towing vehicles away
13. Sign of road rescue number
14. Road rescue worker examining tire
15. Various of pickup towing vehicles away
16. Vehicle draining water
17. Pickup towing vehicle

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Torrential rain hit many cities in east China's Jiangsu Province from Wednesday to Thursday.

Sixty-five towns and villages of 11 counties including Rugao and Hai'an in the province saw more than 50 mm of rainfall.

Moreover, the downpour battered Rugao's downtown area over the past 24 hours from 08:00 Wednesday.

Seven monitoring sites in Rugao saw more than 100 mm of rainfall, with a maximum precipitation of 308.22 mm, the highest daily rainfall in the city's history. And the maximum hourly rainfall happened between 20:00 to 21:00 reaching 161.9 mm.

"It broke the record of the highest daily rainfall monitored at Rugao meteorological station. The previous record was kept on July 13, 2011 with the daily rainfall of up to 196.8 mm," said Wang Jianlin, an engineer of Rugao meteorological station.

The rainstorm flooded many streets in the downtown area, with the water in some parts reaching an adult' knees. Some vehicles were stranded and damaged as floods submersed many underground garages. Besides, the downpour swept many vehicles' license plates away.

Police departments have been successively receiving lost license plates returned by warmhearted residents since Thursday's morning.

Local traffic police, together with lots of kindhearted residents, have been helping with the drainage and relief work.

So far, water on most road sections has been cleared away and the traffic has returned to normal.

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  • ID : 8116397
  • Published : 2019-07-18 17:07
  • Last Modified : 2019-07-18 20:48:28
  • Location : Jiangsu,China
  • Category : weather
  • Duration : 2'02
  • Audio Language : Chinese/Nats
  • Source : China Central Television (CCTV)
  • Restrictions : No access Chinese mainland
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China-Rainfall Record/Flood/Jiangsu

Downpour floods east China towns

Dateline : July 18, 2019

Location : Jiangsu,China

Duration : 2'02

  • English


Rugao County, Nantong City, Jiangsu Province, east China - July 18, 2019(CCTV-No access Chinese mainland)
1. Flooded vehicle
2. Various of firefighters transferring residents
3. Vehicle running in flood water
4. SOUNDBITE(Chinese) Wang Jianlin, engineer, Rugao meteorological station:
"It broke the record of the highest daily rainfall monitored at Rugao meteorological station. The previous record was kept on July 13, 2011 with the daily rainfall of up to 196.8 mm."
5. Vehicles running in floods
6. Various of firefighter draining water to sewage
7. Vehicles, pedestrians
8. Various of people wading through flood water
9. Flooded underground garage
10. Various of flooded car in underground garage
11. Various of people pushing vehicles out of garage
12. Various of pickup towing vehicles away
13. Sign of road rescue number
14. Road rescue worker examining tire
15. Various of pickup towing vehicles away
16. Vehicle draining water
17. Pickup towing vehicle


Torrential rain hit many cities in east China's Jiangsu Province from Wednesday to Thursday.

Sixty-five towns and villages of 11 counties including Rugao and Hai'an in the province saw more than 50 mm of rainfall.

Moreover, the downpour battered Rugao's downtown area over the past 24 hours from 08:00 Wednesday.

Seven monitoring sites in Rugao saw more than 100 mm of rainfall, with a maximum precipitation of 308.22 mm, the highest daily rainfall in the city's history. And the maximum hourly rainfall happened between 20:00 to 21:00 reaching 161.9 mm.

"It broke the record of the highest daily rainfall monitored at Rugao meteorological station. The previous record was kept on July 13, 2011 with the daily rainfall of up to 196.8 mm," said Wang Jianlin, an engineer of Rugao meteorological station.

The rainstorm flooded many streets in the downtown area, with the water in some parts reaching an adult' knees. Some vehicles were stranded and damaged as floods submersed many underground garages. Besides, the downpour swept many vehicles' license plates away.

Police departments have been successively receiving lost license plates returned by warmhearted residents since Thursday's morning.

Local traffic police, together with lots of kindhearted residents, have been helping with the drainage and relief work.

So far, water on most road sections has been cleared away and the traffic has returned to normal.

ID : 8116397

Published : 2019-07-18 17:07

Last Modified : 2019-07-18 20:48:28

Source : China Central Television (CCTV)

Restrictions : No access Chinese mainland

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