Heavy rains have swept Huzhou and Shenzhen over the past two days due to Typhoon Kong-Rey that swept South China. The national weather bureau says the typhoon has now changed direction and is moving in a northeasterly direction away from the mainland.
Around 125 mm of rain have been recorded in Huzhou, with local weather authorities releasing a red alert. Many streets have been inundated, slowing traffic.
The rain weakened by 11:00 am and the alert was lifted. Heavy rains have also swept Shenzhen since last night, bringing a maximum rainfall of 100mm. Some vehicles have been stranded in the rising waters, causing traffic chaos in many places. Local authorities are working to drain the water and clear roads.
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