CHINA China renews blue alert for rainstorms


China renews blue alert for rainstorms


20:38, July 24, 2020


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BEIJING, July 24 (Xinhua) -- China's national observatory on Friday renewed a blue alert for rainstorms in several provinces and regions, continuing a period of downpours that have already wreaked havoc across vast stretches of the country.

From Friday night to Saturday night, heavy rainfall and rainstorms are expected in parts of Sichuan, Shaanxi, Chongqing, Hubei, Anhui, Zhejiang and Fujian, the National Meteorological Center said.

The center warned that some areas of Sichuan will experience downpours with up to 180 mm of daily rainfall.

Some of the regions will see over 60 mm of hourly precipitation, accompanied by thunderstorms and strong winds, the center said.

The center advised local authorities to remain alert for possible flooding, landslides and mudslides, and recommended halting outdoor operations in hazardous areas.

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

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