Wednesday, August 19 – Chongqing Floods Grow Daily

Chongqing is flooding and reaching record levels as the Chinese government calls this a millennium flood year. Tourist site Hongyadong is closed and the Sheraton Hotel on Nanbin Lu has more than a foot over water inside the lobby. The Jialing River water is expected to rise further overnight and the residents of Chongqing, the world’s biggest metropolitan municipal area waits with bated breath as the city goes into a state of emergency.