Severe Floods _ Landslides Occur Throughout China(360P).mp4
Premiered Jul 7, 2020
China’s huge flood defence network in the south of the country is being put to the test by persistent heavy rainfall across the Yangtze River region.
Torrential rain that began in late May has so far affected almost 20 million people in provinces along the river, with at least 121 killed or missing in severe floods, state media reported.
Meteorological bureaus have warned heavy downpours will continue to affect large areas of the country – from Chongqing in the southwest to Shanghai on the east coast – in the coming five days.
Wuhan, the initial epicentre of the coronavirus pandemic, was battered by heavy rainfall and thunderstorms over the weekend and on Monday, prompting authorities to raise the emergency flood response to the second highest level of a four-tier warning system, state news agency Xinhua reported.
The city – a key transport hub in central China – recorded more than 250mm of rainfall from Sunday to Monday morning, causing widespread flooding.
As of 4am Monday, the water level had reached 26.79 metres (87.89 feet) at one monitoring checkpoint in Wuhan – 1.79 metres (5.87 feet) above the warning level, the report said.
Meanwhile, heavy rain continued to lash Chongqing on Monday. The city sits on the upper reaches of the Yangtze, and more than 40,000 people who live near the river were forced to evacuate.
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