The flood in southern China continues to expand, and with the Three Gorges Dam fully releasing its water. Water levels on the Yangtze River, from the mouth of the Dongting Lake at Yingli in Hubei to its outlet at Shanghai, are above the warning level. Floods have led to frequent mudslides and other disasters. At midnight on July 8, landslides occurred in Huanggang, Hubei province, and Tongren, Guizhou province, causing heavy losses.
At midnight on July 8, Huanggang of Hubei province was hit by over 200 mm of heavy torrential rainfall, with Dahe Township receiving the heaviest rainfall of 353 millimeters. It caused waist-deep flooding and houses were washed away.