China floods show need to prepare for more extreme weather events, experts say

Devastating floods in central China this week have highlighted how vulnerable cities can be to extreme rainfall, as the world faces more such weather events due to climate change.Water and engineering experts say long-term urban planning, including better drainage systems, and reliable weather forecasts are key to protecting lives and property.Zhengzhou, the capital of Henan province, has been inundated with record rainfall – a year’s worth in days, and more than 200mm in an hour – since last…


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