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Flash Floods Swamp Chinese Capital, Killing 37
Description: A severe rainstorm has pounded Beijing, flooding roads and low-lying buildings, knocking out power in several neighborhoods and killing 37 people. It was the heaviest rain in 61 years. Beijing is usually a dry city, better known for its sandstorms than its rainstorms. But in the summer, it can experience flash floods when heavy precipitation overwhelms sewers and storm drains. Each year generally sees some flooding, but this was the worst in recent memory. [Source: Time]
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Source: Time
Publish Date: 7/22/2012
Reading Level: Basic
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