China up­grades emer­gency re­sponse to floods

Fiji Sun - - WORLD NEWS -

Beijing: China up­graded its emer­gency re­sponse for flood con­trol from level IV to level III on Satur­day, ac­cord­ing to the Min­istry of Wa­ter Re­sources, as in­ces­sant down­pours con­tin­ued to wreak havoc in vast stretches of the coun­try. Wa­ter lev­els in the mid­dle and lower reaches of the Yangtze River as well as Dongt­ing Lake and Poyang Lake have been ris­ing as a re­sult of sus­tained rain­fall. A to­tal of 16 rivers in Jiangxi and An­hui were struck by above-warn­ing-level floods on Satur­day, said the min­istry.

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