CHINA China's Jiangxi launches level-III flood-control emergency response

CHINA

China's Jiangxi launches level-III flood-control emergency response

Xinhua

21:27, June 19, 2022

NANCHANG, June 19 (Xinhua) -- East China's Jiangxi Province upgraded its level-IV flood-control emergency response to level-III at 2 p.m. Sunday, according to the provincial flood-control headquarters.

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A total of 1,044 monitoring stations in the province saw heavy rain from 10 a.m. on Saturday to 10 a.m. on Sunday. The heavy rain, which started on Friday night, has affected 28,000 people in the province.

According to the meteorological department, rainfall will continue until Tuesday, and heavy rain will occur in some parts of northern and central Jiangxi, posing risks of floods, mountain torrents, urban and rural waterlogging and geological disasters.

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

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