The scene in the Chinese capital of Beijing after Typhoon Eagle, a Category 5 storm, was devastating.
After a week of torrential rains, residential neighborhoods were reduced to ruins by the swollen rivers.
[Beijing citizen: “Everyone on this side has suffered damage, big and small, all the cars in the yard have been swept away, the damage is too big and serious.”]
Beijing’s neighboring province of Hebei was also hard hit.
With 60 percent of the city submerged under more than a meter of water, and in some cases more than five meters, residents of Zhuzhou don’t know how they’re going to live.
[Zhuzhou citizen: “(Do you hope the government will help?) I haven’t thought about it yet.”]
After passing through Beijing and Hebei, the eagle swept through Northeast China, including Heilongjiang.
In total, the torrential rains have left 76 people dead and 35 missing.
More than five million people have also been displaced.
1.29 million in Beijing, 3.38 million in Hebei, and so on.
The devastation is so great that even Chinese authorities mourned the victims as they announced the losses.
[Xia Linmao/Beijing Vice Mayor: “We express our deepest condolences to our comrades who fell in the line of duty and to the victims who suffered misfortune.”]
The northeastern provinces, already hard hit by Typhoon Eagle, are nervous that Typhoon Kanun will leave another trail of rain damage even though it has dissipated across the peninsula.
Suspicions that neighboring provinces were flooded instead in order to protect Beijing have stirred public opinion, and food security has become an emergency as the Northeast’s grain belt is flooded.
To add insult to injury, 먹튀검증토토사이트 the aftermath of the typhoon is likely to be even worse for China, which has seen poor economic data recently.