All of Beijing was in a quandary. Hundreds of flights have been canceled and schools closed as the city faced its worst storm this year on Sunday. About 15 thousand people were evacuated from their homes.
Heavy rains, accompanied by strong winds, caused flooding, stopped city buses and forced the closure of tourist sites.
On Monday, the Beijing authorities issued an order not to leave the house. They are also asking companies to allow employees to work from home.
Heavy rains have caused problems in other Chinese cities as well. In Hebei Province, which borders Beijing. Floods flooded parts of the city, blocking roads and sewers. More extreme weather conditions are expected in the coming days.
On Monday, Chinese authorities issued a yellow warning for heavy rainfall across the country. “This is the third level in their four-level warning system.
And in southwestern China's Sichuan province, torrential rains hit many areas over the weekend. More than a dozen rivers have exceeded the flood warning level. The floods affected more than 700,000 people and caused direct economic losses of over $ 330 million.