Se­vere floods along China’s Yangtze River

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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

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