Typhoon Ewiniar brought torrential rain to China’s Guangdong Province, with some areas recording over 250 mm of rain in 24 hours on Friday and Saturday.
By Saturday, over 73,000 people had to be evacuated to safe locations, according to floodlist.com. The storms also led to flight delays in Baiyun International Airport in Guangzhou, capital of Guangdong.
Even during such trying times, what caught everybody’s attention was this beautiful tweet. The heartwarming photo has gone viral in China.
I'm 7 months old but let me help you back!
Heartwarming photo goes viral in China: A baby saved from a flood in Jiangxi Province "holds umbrella for the firefighter," as interpreted by netizens pic.twitter.com/wO2dqkNtr7
— China Xinhua News (@XHNews) June 11, 2018
Heavy rain from Typhoon Ewiniar triggered landslides in the city of Yunfu, causing houses to collapse and landslides that killed five people. One person is still missing according to Guangdong civil affairs officials.
Ewiniar was forecast to move northwards and weaken into a tropical depression. However, China Meteorological Administration warned that Guangdong could still see further heavy rain in the wake of Ewiniar as well as influence from the monsoon.