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Mark, we've been following the flooding in parts of China that the Zhengzhou weather bureau said rainfall totals over the three days were an occurrence that happens only "once in a thousand years." .... sure hope you aren't anywhere near the affected areas
 

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Mark, we've been following the flooding in parts of China that the Zhengzhou weather bureau said rainfall totals over the three days were an occurrence that happens only "once in a thousand years." .... sure hope you aren't anywhere near the affected areas

Not a "1000 years", my wife remembers clearly it happening in Zhengzhou before, and because it was the bad old Mao Ze Dong days with lots of poverty, many people starved to death when the crops were destroyed. Many came to our Province apparently begging for food and shelter, her Mum and Dad were a Nurse and a Doctor, and they helped many, that's why she remembers it so well.

I am critical of China for not having National swimming programs, this is a Country of water, there are rivers, lakes, dams everywhere, yet most of them can't swim, most can't even tread water, terrible watching these people drowning in simple situations where we would be laughing it off. All Australians are taught to swim at school because 90% live close to the Oceans.

There's other stupidity going on as well, they are walking through flood waters, which you just don't, grabbing on to light steel poles and dropping dead from electrocution, disappearing down drains, trying to drive their cars through flooded streets etc. I am appalled at the stupidity of those who went and caught the subway trains, I hope they do something about that in the future. The last place you go is down underground in massive rain storms. Many deaths could have been avoided with some of the most basic information.

Also your concerns should be going out to Germany as well, they are suffering badly, over 200 perished when they find everybody.

By the way, in my own town here in Sichuan, about 10 years ago, I saw 10" of rain drop in an hour, it was frightening. Even the World record, in Missouri, is 12" in an hour. It wasn't like rain drops, but like continuous streams of water from millions of hoses that you couldn't even see through.

PS: Posts like this remind me we are all people who generally care for each other, and the nonsense between Nation's Governments doesn't matter, appreciated.

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I actually came here just let you know I have been tinkering, but otherwise a slow week as it's been over 100F degrees in the factory every day this week as Summer peaks.

The Summer rains started the last 2 days, so will start cooling things down.
 
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