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Posted Wed Oct 9 2013: from Shanghai Daily:
Heaviest rain for 52 years floods streets and homes in Shanghai
More than 50 roads and 600 households were flooded yesterday as Shanghai experienced its biggest rainfall in 52 years between Monday night and noon yesterday.... The rain spawned by two typhoons, combined with a high tide in the Huangpu River, overwhelmed part of the city's drainage system. Local authorities issued the highest level of rain and tide alerts as well as the second-highest alert for gales. "It is very rare for the city to suffer such a heavy rainstorm in October," said Shanghai Meteorological Bureau's Zhang Ruiyi.
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