Massive Flooding Hits China’s Guangdong

Massive Flooding Hits China’s Guangdong

GUANGZHOU, Apr 25 (NNN-XINHUA) – A total of 38 hydrological stations at 24 rivers in south China’s Guangdong Province, reported water levels surpassing the alert threshold, according to the provincial department of water resources.

The lower reaches of the Beijiang River experience big floods, caused by heavy and continuous downpours. The provincial disaster reduction committee initiated a Level IV emergency response, to tackle the floods that hit the cities of Shaoguan and Qingyuan in Guangdong. Rescue efforts are underway.

A total of 652 people have been relocated and properly resettled in the Longgui Township in Shaoguan, according to local officials. Over 200 sanitation workers were deployed to promptly clear the streets of mud and fallen trees, and to dredge waterways and drains.

The Guangdong provincial meteorological observatory forecasted frequent precipitation in Guangdong Province over the next week.– NNN-XINHUA


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