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Q: What is wrong with Beijing's infrastructure? Why are the floods so bad?

7 years 15 weeks ago in  General  - Beijing

 
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There isn't a river. Seriously, the fact is most cities are built along rivers or near the sea. Thus water has a place to go. It runs along streets into sewers and into the river or sea.

-Beijing has pavements everywhere, but didn't build enough drains.

-But to be honest, it seems many of the deaths are from landslides in suburbs. This happens all the time in South and Central America.

 

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you need to also look at city planning. 20-30 years ago people would not expect Beijing to boom like it has so it is left with legacy infrastructure. To build a more adequate system is not feasible now due to the size of the city it would cause major disruptions to traffic, tearing down of buildings and so on.

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It's the same in India and Pakistan. I have read so many times of unbelievable rain and flooding there.

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Heck it's happening in the UK, (although to a lesser extent), widespread use of concrete walkways, pedestrian areas and increased road building leads to excessive run off, as the water cannot get soaked up, if insufficient drainage is built in floods are inevitable.

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ignorance really they had the most rainfall in 65 years when this happens in any country its just mother nature just like new orleans in the us its just mother nature  tornados hurricane floods sanamis earthquakes mother nature hope you really understand this go get an education before u ask idiotic questions

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In my hometown in the U.K last year we had some small floods and was due to 2 weeks rainfall coming down in a few hours and its just some freak weather you see.  Here in China i am in Ningxia and floods hit the other night. i saw two cars underwater and as its a desert city and hardly rains was quite a sight i even somehow waded back on my moped.  Here i put it down to a hell alot of rain, poor drainage system and uneven roads

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