China issues red alert for flood

(VOVWORLD) - China has issued a red alert for flood, highest of the four-tier system, in Nanjing section of Yangtze River in east China's Jiangsu Province staring from 9:00 a.m. local time on Saturday. 
China issues red alert for flood - ảnh 1China's flood inundate buses. (Photo: Beijing Daily) 

According to the provincial water resources bureau, the water level of Yangtze River's Nanjing section reached 10.26 meters at 7:50 a.m. Saturday, exceeding its warning level by 1.56 meters. China's national observatory on Saturday renewed a yellow alert for rainstorms, as incessant downpours continue to wreak havoc in vast stretches of the country.

From Saturday morning to Sunday morning, downpours are expected in parts of Anhui, Henan, Hubei, Hunan, Guizhou and Yunnan provinces, the National Meteorological Center said in a statement on its website.

On Friday morning, a second flood of the year formed on the upper reaches of the Yangtze River. Multiple regions in China have increased their flood emergency response level as they brace for the deluge. 

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Friday urged local governments and Party members to take responsibility in flood-triggered disaster prevention and relief work as large parts of China were reeling from the worst floods in decades. He made the remarks during a meeting of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee.

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