CHINA China lowers flood emergency response level

CHINA

China lowers flood emergency response level

Xinhua

21:50, August 25, 2021

Rescuers transfer a baby to safety from a flooded house in Hedian township in Suizhou, Hubei province, Aug 12, 2021. (Photo: Xinhua)

China's Ministry of Water Resources Wednesday downgraded the emergency response for flood control from Level III to Level IV as the situation eases.

The water level at Northeast China's Harbin hydrologic station on the mainstream of the Songhua River has retreated below the alarming level, the ministry said.

It urged local authorities to continue forecasting rainfall and patrolling levees to ensure safety.

China has a four-tier flood-control emergency response system, with level I being the most severe.

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