“The death toll from heavy flooding in southern China rose to 147, as authorities forecast more rain in coming days. In addition, the mud flows and floods have left 93 people missing and prompted the evacuation of more than 1 million people, the state-run China Daily newspaper reported, citing the Ministry of Civil Affairs.The heavy rains have affected more than 15 million people in nine of southern China’s provinces, including Fujian, Jiangxi, and Hunan provinces, the ministry told China Daily.”
Along with the surprising number of abrupt fierce floods in the middle south of late, and the massive flooding in China, there have been great floods in central and southern Europe. I’m not sure if they were similar cloudburst type events.
Excellent pictures here
of recent severe floods in Poland, Germany, Hungary, Serbia, France and Spain. A correspondent from my parents’ home turf in Slovakia writes in to say “us too!
So you’d have to call it widespread flooding across the middle summer latitudes.
There have even been spectacular floods in the Canadian prairies, collapsing the Trans-Canada highway at a failed culvert a bit west of the Alberta/Saskatchewan border. (Video via allvoices.com
Image of Dongxiang, China from CNN
Image of Slovakia via spravy.pravda.sk via CTK. Caption reads “Voda z Ondavy ohrozuje okolie Trebišova“.