Firefighters head towards  mountain fires in  Chongqing on August 26, which saw weeks of record high temperatures before the rains arrived. Photo: Xinhua
Firefighters head towards mountain fires in Chongqing on August 26, which saw weeks of record high temperatures before the rains arrived. Photo: Xinhua

After the heat, the deluge: China’s scorched Chongqing, Sichuan now on flood alert

  • Emergency flood-prevention response triggered as torrential downpours that began on Sunday are forecast to extend until Tuesday
  • This comes after both areas suffered weeks of record heatwaves, causing a power crunch that hit factory output for global firms

Firefighters head towards  mountain fires in  Chongqing on August 26, which saw weeks of record high temperatures before the rains arrived. Photo: Xinhua
Firefighters head towards mountain fires in Chongqing on August 26, which saw weeks of record high temperatures before the rains arrived. Photo: Xinhua
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