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#ChinaFloods Set Alarm Bells Ringing for Dams in Fragile #Himalayas; Experts Explain What India Is Doing and Should Do…

(📸: IANS)
#China's central Henan province received its heaviest rainfall in 1,000 years—Zhengzhou saw 624 mm of rainfall on Tuesday, with a third of that amount falling between 16:00 and 17:00 alone.

The downpour led to massive floods, killing over two dozen people and leading to evacuation of thousands across many cities and villages.

#China #ChinaFloods
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So far, China’s authorities have announced an unimaginable death toll of only ~33 dead & 8 missing in the Henan floods (contrast w/Germany flooding ~180 ppl lost). Some Weibo msg tracking reveals at least ~1,000 dead via photos/comment… #ChinaFloods #河南 #郑州 #洪水 #Zhengzhou
Post-flood scenes like this in Zhengzhou, solidify that despite CPC govt ‘positive energy’ #正能量 cleanup vibes—unlikely we’ll see accurate flood casualty numbers associated w/the tragedy that impacted cities like Zhengzhou #郑州, and its ~11M citizens.
Time-elapsed 4hrs (13:40-17:40) in Zhengzhou, Henan Province—traffic tunnels & the subway/metro (in particular) were impacted severely w/water drainage & flooding issues in a very short period of time.
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The death toll from torrential rains in central #China's Henan province increased to 33 on Thursday, while eight people still remain missing and more than 30 lakh others affected, local authorities confirmed.

A total of 3,76,000 local residents have been relocated, said the provincial emergency management department.

Rainwater has damaged more than 215,200 hectares of crops, causing a direct economic loss of about 1.22 billion yuan ($188 million), reports Xinhua news agency.

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Horrible to see flood devastation from the heavy rains (~year’s worth of rain in 3 days, >617mm) in Zhengzhou #郑州—20 July 2021 panorama view of Henan’s #河南 provincial capital city. (郑州市被淹全景). A city of ~11M residents—death toll remains unknown.
What some refer to as the cradle of Chinese civilization—Henan #河南 has seen it’s heaviest rains in 1,000yrs. Dozens of cities are flooded w/unknown death toll. PLA has issued a warning that Luoyang’s #洛阳 Yihetan dam #伊河滩大坝 (west of Zhengzhou) could collapse at any time". Image
PLA regional troops reported the downpour has caused a 20m breach in the Yihetan #伊河滩 dam in Luoyang #洛阳—a city w/a population of ~7M, which risks “collapse at any time”. Authorities have dispatched soldiers to conduct emergency response incl blasting & flood diversion.
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#China🇨🇳:📍Zhengzhou subway station
#Flood #chinaflood
#China🇨🇳: Another video of Zhengzhou subway station,

Water inside metro train as flash flood raging across Zhengzhou city in central China.
#China #flooding #floods
#Flood #chinaflood
⚠️Updated🇨🇳:#CCP Propaganda Department said that One person killed, two others missing in central China's #Henan Province, after heavy rain hit the city

But Video showing more casualties...

Communication disruption has been reported in some parts of the city. Rescue is underway
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#CycloneAmphan was the most expensive #cyclone of 2020 and the fourth most expensive natural disaster overall…

By @pabsgill
@pabsgill The year 2020 saw at least ten extreme weather events that indicate #climatechange worsening — each costing more than $1.5 billion.

@pabsgill From the bushfires in Australia and the locust swarms in East Africa, here’s a full list of the top 10 most extreme weather events driven by #climatechange.

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Reminiscent of mao’s 三年大饥荒, due to secretary xi’s belligerence, china is facing rapid food price inflation, shortages, and famine. China’s soybean purchases are out of panic not compliance with up to 1/3 of their crops underwater. #china #chinafloods…
When China says “don’t worry”’s time to worry.…
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⚠️Corroborating Evidence that the #ThreeGorgesDam is badly deformed and likely to fail, possibly killing millions who are unaware of the risks.

Satellite images can be distorted and this is what the #CCP have claimed, only admitting to displacement of a few centimetres

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Google is alleged to be colluding with the Chinese Communist Party by removing its current image and replacing it with an older one showing the Dam when it was new and straight.

The upper image is the one allegedly removed, while the lower is the current one from Apple Maps Image
This is the current image on Google maps, however it is evidently much older and taken when construction was nearly complete. The island near the top left is still under construction, while more recent photos show it finished with park land then more recently, submerged. #Busted Image
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🚨Worried about the world's biggest dam #ThreeGorgesDam failing?

Take a look upstream at China's 2nd largest dam #XiluoduDam 😲#三峡大坝

This is a 2020 image and it looks like work has taken place in an attempt to buttress it.

#ThreeGorgesDamRisks… Image
This thing is HUGE! At around 940 ft high and 700m wide, it holds back 12,670,000,000 cubic metres of water in a 200 km long reservoir.

(Note: This image looks like CGI, but gives a good sense of scale) #Chinaflooding
#三峡大坝 #三峽大壩 #三峡ダム #三峡 #三峡水库 #大坝 Image
China has a long history of corruption leading to poor construction standards and failure of capital projects.

The consistency and accurate pouring of concrete should be tightly controlled in such projects. This site looks to be shoddy, dirty and unkempt #XiluoduDam Image
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#ChinaFloods #3GD #ThreeGorgesDam #Wuhan

A very informative 5-min English news giving the latest update & also on how dire the flooding situation is: CATCH 22!

Potentially a very critical moment may hit Wuhan sometime in the following 1 week or so.

So, can it be really possible that Wuhan may get flooded?? And, can that be a trigger to cause a major unexpected correction to the Pharma sector !!???

A real sad tragedy aside, this may create an opportunity to BTFD. Image
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Während in Deutschland die Folgen des Klimawandels zur Zeit höchstens durch etwas heißere Sommer zu spüren sind gibt es in China momentan die stärksten und gefährlichsten Fluten seid Jahrzehnten.
Diese Fluten werden extrem durch den Klimawandel verstärkt und haben schon über 100 tote gefordert, weitere Hunderttausende mussten evakuiert werden und tausende Hektar Farmland wurden bereits zerstört. Diese Zahlen werden vermutlich noch stark in die Höhe steigen. (2/4)
Wir stehen in Solidarität mit allen Opfern der Klimakatastrophe!
Dieser Fall zeigt uns einmal mehr: Die Klimakatastrophe wartet nicht auf die Politik.
Sie ist jetzt da und nicht erst 2040.
Deshalb fordern wir jetzt zu handeln und nicht zu warten bis es zu spät ist! (3/4)
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Not sure how on the radar this is for you but the #Chinaflooding season starts in 13 days and it’s already a catastrophe.

An interesting analysis of the situation.

#msm not covering this.

@paul_furber @paulmuaddib61

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Quick #ChinaFloods update from friend in Wuhan.

With rain keeps pouring throughout Yangtze, #3GD will face catch22. Keep eyes on 2nd half July - early Aug: strong tidal bore + rain + water discharge can cause heavy floods in ⬇️stream cities for REAL

*Potentially market moving*
In case some might not know what tidal bore is, watch this: during new moon, moon & Sun create such a huge gravitational pull, causing water from ocean to reverse back into river with speed & power!

With Yangtze water level still rising, can be bad.
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Some ask, "in what way can #3GD & Wuhan flooding affect us outside of China?" In MANY ways; 1 way is: 80-90%+ basic pharma drug material world uses (97% antibiotics US uses) comes from Wuhan China. Most of those factories sit next to Yangtze.

Flooded Wuhan = global drug shortage Image
#ThreeGorgesDam #ChinaFloods

All the record floods so far are only appetizers.

The entree is coming in mid Summer. I can't imagine how will Wuhan & Shanghai look like when #3GD discharges water in full capacity.

Looks like this potential danger finally catches more people's attention
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