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Flood waters in S. China recede, danger remains

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Uploaded on Jun 18, 2008

Flood waters in S. China recede, danger remains
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Source: CCTV.com | 06-18-2008 15:12
Flood waters in south China's Guangdong province have been slowly receding. But many parts of China are bracing for more flooding as forecasters predict continuing downpours.
The water level of the Pearl River is now below the warning level. Flood peaks from the Xijiang and the Beijiang, two major rivers in Guangdong province, have converged and run into the South China Sea.

Weather forecasts say the current which triggered days of heavy rainstorms in Guangdong will start moving northwards on Thursday.

But authorities say the flood threat in the Pearl River Delta Region is not likely to ease, as major dams there are in danger of bursting after being soaked by over 20 days of heavy downpours.

The authorities are stepping up flood prevention measures in many parts of China.

In Jiangxi, the provincial government is asking authorities at all levels to follow an emergency response plan to strengthen prevention measures.

In Zhejiang province,officials in areas including Shaoxing, Tonglu and Chun'an are trying to secure local reservoirs.

The central government has issued a level-three emergency response plan to cope with the heavy rainstorms that have been lashing many parts of China since the end of May.

And the Ministry of Civil Affairs and the Ministry of Finance on Tuesday allocated 95 million yuan as relief funds to the worst-hit Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region and Jiangxi.




Editor:Zhang Ning

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