Monday, August 22, 2011

Strong Hail and Rainstorm Hits Northeast China lasting 30 Minutes and Causing extensive damage - 22nd Aug 2011

A severe hailstorm pounded Shenyang City in northeast China on Sunday evening, followed by a heavy rainstorm.

The hailstorm lasted about 30 minutes and caused extensive damage to homes and vehicles. One resident reported seeing huge hailstones.

"I was having supper at the time. When I heard the noise I came outside, only to find my car badly damaged. I didn't dare to get any closer to check it until the hailstorm was over. The hail stones were as big as a rice bowl.”

The hailstorm was followed by several hours of rain.

"I have to park my car under a bridge. And now the inside of my car is flooded.”

Traffic lights and street lamps lost power in Shenyang and more than 20 flights were delayed due to the storm. Source