CHINA China on yellow alert for rainstorms


China on yellow alert for rainstorms


11:45, August 11, 2020


Workers clear falling rocks from a flooded section on a highway in Youyang Tujia and Miao autonomous county in Southwest China's Chongqing municipality after a rainstorm hit the area, June 13, 2020. (Photo: Xinhua) 

BEIJING, Aug. 11 (Xinhua) -- China's national observatory on Tuesday issued a yellow alert for rainstorms in several provinces and regions for the next 24 hours.

Starting from 8 a.m. Tuesday to 8 a.m. Wednesday, torrential rains and rainstorms are expected to lash parts of Gansu, Fujian, Taiwan, Inner Mongolia, Ningxia and Sichuan Basin, the National Meteorological Center said. According to the forecast, some regions are likely to see over 80 mm of hourly precipitation, accompanied by thunderstorms and strong winds.

The center warned that some areas in the Fujian Province and Sichuan Basin will experience downpours.

The center advised local authorities to stay vigilant for possible flooding, landslides and mudslides, and suggested halting outdoor activities in disaster-prone areas.

China has a four-tier, color-coded weather warning system, with red representing the most severe, followed by orange, yellow, and blue.

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