Severe floods along China’s Yangtze River
Wuhan: Chinese disaster relief authorities and experts said on Saturday that flood control efforts shall be ramped up to brace for severe floods along the Yangtze River as intense downpours continue to batter its drainage area. Chen Guiya, deputy director of the Yangtze River Water Resources Committee, said there is absolutely no room for slack in the flood control efforts as several river banks have suffered damage by floods.
“Flood control facilities, especially main dikes, along the Yangtze River have been reinforced since 1998 to stand severe floods, but rising water levels have damaged many riverbanks in the middle and lower reaches of Yangtze, posing great danger,” Mr Chen said. Xinhua