Photographer: Aly Song
Title: China’s Henan province drenched in heaviest rains in 1,000 years
Location: Henan of China
Period: 07/2021 - 07/2021
Category: Environment

Zhengzhou of Henan, a city of 12 million that lies along the Yellow River, the death toll was 292, including 14 who perished when a subway line was flooded. In total, 39 people died in underground areas in Zhengzhou including garages and tunnels.

Over three days last month, 617.1 mm (24.3 inches) of rain fell in Zhengzhou, nearly equivalent to its annual average of 640.8 mm, causing widespread damage and disruption in a city that is a major transport and industrial hub.

China's Henan province drenched in heaviest rains in 1,000 years
Direct economic losses in Henan reached 114.27 billion yuan ($18 billion), with more than 580,000 hectares of farmland affected



A man holding a baby wades through a flooded road following heavy rainfall in Zhengzhou Henan province China July 22 2021 br Zhengzhou of Henan a city of 12 million that lies along the Yellow River the death toll was 292 including 14 who perished when a subway line was flooded In total 39 people died in underground areas in Zhengzhou including garages and tunnels br

A man stands on a stranded vehicle on a flooded road following heavy rainfall in Zhengzhou Henan province China July 22 2021

People ride on a front loader as they make their way through floodwaters following heavy rainfall in Zhengzhou Henan province China July 23 2021

An aerial view shoes a flooded road following heavy rainfall in Zhengzhou Henan province China July 23 2021

Villager Mai Yu 56 cries as she asks rescue workers to help her family while standing in floodwaters following heavy rainfall at a village in Xinxiang Henan province China July 24 2021

Pig farmer Cheng 47 wades through floodwaters past pig carcasses next to a farmland following heavy rainfall in Wangfan village of Xinxiang Henan province China July 25 2021