Read the following link for Severe Winter Weather Info
Guangzhou is the Province in China that we live in. It has been unseasonable cold here. The northern areas of the country are being hit the hardest with freezing rain and snow. We had to buy a heater for our apartment as it has no heat! We are staying warm, although Bev has no heat in her classroom and a large wall of windows. It is 2:00 pm and the outside temp is 46 degrees F. Many of you are thinking that would be a heat wave but here it is as cold as -10 would be there. People are trying to travel to their homes for the Chinese New Year which is Feb. 7th. Up to 2 million people are stranded due to a breakdown in the transportation systems. Trains, Planes and Buses have been halted due to the weather conditions.
Our school is doing a humanitarian effort by spending $1000 US to buy and distribute blankets, food, and warm clothing. They are purchasing the items today and will be distributing them to some of the 150,000 that are stranded in the Guangzhou train station. Pics will follow when I get them.
American Citizen Services
Warden Message: Severe Winter Weather
U.S. citizens are advised that severe winter weather has affected Eastern, Central, and some areas of Southwest China. Snow and ice storms have caused widespread road and rail closures and many flights have been cancelled or delayed. Travelers are experiencing long delays and transportation of food and other supplies has been temporarily stopped. U.S. citizens are encouraged to monitor news and weather reports before traveling to or in China. Even areas of China outside of those receiving heavy snow are affected because of transportation disruptions during this busiest travel season of the year leading up to the celebration of the Lunar New Year next week.