Rain abates, but more is forecast
The heavy rains that battered Guangdong province and the Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region over the weekend waned on Monday, but the cleanup is still in progress.
According to the State Flood Control and Drought Relief Headquarters, the cities of Guangzhou and Yulin were among the worst hit on Sunday. Several cities in Guangdong reported flooding.
A total of 7,061 residents in the low-lying areas in Guangzhou and Heyuan were evacuated, more than 400 houses collapsed and 3,392 hectares of farmland was flooded. In Yulin, Guangxi, 8,600 people were affected.