Rains have lasted over 30 days and are continuing. And many other disasters are hitting at once including tornadoes, hailstorms, torrents, mudslides, and earthquakes — in addition to a possible new virus outbreak from the swine flu, and also expected locusts.
In Chongqing, videos show large-scale mudslides rushing towards highways, and residents were warned by officials they may be in danger of floodwaters if they live below the fourth floor in their buildings as water levels could allegedly reach over 600 feet. In Beijing, hailstorms continue. In Sichuan upstream of the Three Gorges Dam, a 4.5 magnitude earthquake hit on July 2. Flooding continues in 26 provinces of China, and there are increased warnings of a failure in the Three Gorges Dam.
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