Just days before devastating floods hit the central Chinese city of Zhengzhou, its province of Henan endured heatwaves that swept across several industrial regions, threatening power outages. Now the city of more than 10 million is reeling from a record rainstorm that brought a year’s worth of precipitation in three days. The death toll in Henan has climbed to at least 25 and more than 100,000 people were evacuated. Videos of passengers standing in chest-high water waiting to be rescued from subway cabins, cars swept away as floodwater poured through downtown streets, and children trapped in mud started circulating on social media late Tuesday night. The scenes echoed the tragedy that struck European countries including Germany and Belgium last week as floods left more than 160 dead and hundreds of people missing. The heavy rains are the latest in a series of extreme weather events this summer that highlight […]