China suffering seriously flooded by rainstorms

By Sun
@Sun7788 (261)
Changzhou, China
July 8, 2016 9:31am CST
Recently, heavy rainstorms has hit many provinces around the mid and lower reaches of the Yangtze River, resulting in the collapse of 41000 houses and the death of 128 people, still worse, the numbers keep going up. I lived in Changzhou city, Jiangsu province, The area has also been affected by rainstorms. Continuous rainstorm made the underground parking of my residential zone submerged, My neighbour's pet which was usually locked in a cage in the basement was drowned, what a pity! I donated some money to help combating floods and the disaster-relief work. Hope everything goes well. When facing the natural disaster, humans are so small, yet with the hope to survive and efforts to rebuild our home, humans are so great. If the whole earth is overwhelmed by floods oneday, will the Noah's Ark appear and who can be saved?
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• India
8 Jul 16
Really bad to know. May god help them.
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@Sun7788 (261)
• Changzhou, China
9 Jul 16
millions of people are in urgent need of basic living assistance. Hope the relief goods we donated can be quickly handed out to the people in the stricken area.
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• India
9 Jul 16
@Sun7788 yes that should be done as soon as possible
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• New Delhi, India
8 Jul 16
So sad to hear this news.
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@Sun7788 (261)
• Changzhou, China
9 Jul 16
Super Tphoon Nepartak is coming, hope it won't make things worse...
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@averygirl72 (16620)
• Philippines
12 Jul 16
Heavy rains and floods are problems now almost any part of the world now. It's the same problems here in the Philippines. There are places really that are prone to floods, luckily the place I live is safe from floods
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@Sun7788 (261)
• Changzhou, China
12 Jul 16
Beside the natural disaster, the man-made disaster is worse. Because of south sea, our countries have had strained relationship, hope both governments can settle the territory disputes peacefully
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• Adelaide, Australia
12 Jul 16
@Sun7788 today the Philippines attacked an island held by the Chinese. Is this the start of World War 3?
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@Sun7788 (261)
• Changzhou, China
13 Jul 16
@veganbliss We won't accept the illegal arbitration. We will punish whoever infense our chinese nation, no matter how far away they are.
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@SIMPLYD (81661)
• Philippines
12 Jul 16
I am sorry about that , my friend . I hope those whose family lost a life is able to cope up with the loss . I hope your government can analyze how to deal with a flood like this .
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@Sun7788 (261)
• Changzhou, China
12 Jul 16
In 1998,Flooding inflicted upon our people as it is doing now. I am wondering with eighteen years passing , why my country still suffer such great losses. the protective measures and techniques have lagged behind. I feel very sorry...
@SIMPLYD (81661)
• Philippines
12 Jul 16
@Sun7788 The climate change has inflicted every place in the world now .
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@Sun7788 (261)
• Changzhou, China
12 Jul 16
@SIMPLYD El Nino phenomenon is partly to blame for the severe weather conditions.
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• Philippines
15 Jul 16
I think the only practical way to avoid floods is either built a second floor w/c can be you permanent home, or settle on a city that's never been affected by floods. I've donated some back in 2013 when we suffered haiyan storm. I think it's best if people starts having a boat home these days.
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@Sun7788 (261)
• Changzhou, China
16 Jul 16
Yeah,we can bulid a Double-Decker City, the second floor is used for people daily living , the first floor for road transport or water transport. A boat home would be a new experience if i had no seasick.
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• Philippines
12 Aug 16
@Sun7788 I hope some one successfully builts a floating city. that's one assurance that we can't be killed by a strong flood.
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@Sun7788 (261)
• Changzhou, China
13 Aug 16
@Letranknight2015 Good idea, as the world faces the crisis of global warming, a floating living style will be the trend in the future. If a floating city can have some power equipment, it can travel some other places, amazing!
@sol_cee (16933)
• Saint Vincent And The Grenadines
12 Jul 16
The Yangtze River which I only read in history books.
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@Sun7788 (261)
• Changzhou, China
12 Jul 16
the Yangtze river and yellow river are our mother rivers, the cradles of civilizations and the accomplice of disaster,they are a mixed blessing...
@sol_cee (16933)
• Saint Vincent And The Grenadines
12 Jul 16
How ironic.
@Corbin5 (113506)
• United States
8 Jul 16
Prayers going out for all those affected by this flooding.
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@Sun7788 (261)
• Changzhou, China
9 Jul 16
Thank you, pray for a speedy recovery for all those affected by the disaster.
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@Corbin5 (113506)
• United States
9 Jul 16
@Sun7788 Will do!!
@zarlamain (24887)
• United States
8 Jul 16
That is such sad news.
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@Sun7788 (261)
• Changzhou, China
9 Jul 16
The natural disaster united the whole country. I believe we can rebuild our homeland soon.
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@zarlamain (24887)
• United States
9 Jul 16
@Sun7788 That's a good mindset!
@sishy7 (27604)
• Australia
8 Jul 16
Sad to hear no one had a chance to save the locked pet in the basement...
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@Sun7788 (261)
• Changzhou, China
9 Jul 16
Something worse happened according to news reports, in Anhui province, six thousand pigs in pig farm failed to be evacuated because of health and antiepidemic restrictions. The feeders had to say goodbye to them, double loss of emotion and economy, how said!
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@sishy7 (27604)
• Australia
9 Jul 16
@wiLLmaH (8236)
• Singapore, Singapore
12 Jul 16
Climate change is really affecting us now. I hope everything will be settled as soon as possible.
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@Sun7788 (261)
• Changzhou, China
12 Jul 16
Prayers going out to all stricken areas in the world.
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@veganbliss (3901)
• Adelaide, Australia
12 Jul 16
Nanjing Province was under water. My friend's house was half under water. They sent me photos of a school of fish swimming past their window! Down here, we have a series of locks all along the river to regulate the water level. We haven't had a flood here since the 1950's. Did your government use this system along the Yangtze River also?
@Sun7788 (261)
• Changzhou, China
13 Jul 16
I have to admit my country lagging behind in the development of flooding control technology. Prevention is better than relief. I was impressed by advanced techniques of developing countries, Yet whether these locks are suitable for our actual situation, we need to practice...
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• Adelaide, Australia
13 Jul 16
@Sun7788 here are some history & pictures... might help: https://au.pinterest.com/pin/442689838345962628/ https://www.ecosystem.unsw.edu.au/logs/murray-icon-wetland-survey/aerial-survey-6th-november-2014
Over forty million years ago the Murray River started to form. The Murray River has a world of history behind it that when learnt can help the understanding of how the Murray River functions and how...
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@Sun7788 (261)
• Changzhou, China
13 Jul 16
@veganbliss Thank you so much, the River Murray has perfect water storage and irrigation, amazing ecosystem.China should strengthen safe construction of flood storage and urban sewerage system, we need to learn advanced technology from overseas.
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