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China renews emergency response to potential flooding in Guangdong

Xinhua | Updated: 2024-04-21 17:24

BEIJING -- China's State Flood Control and Drought Relief Headquarters has renewed a Level-III emergency response to possible flooding in Guangdong province.

Authorities have allocated technical equipment for embankment inspection to Guangdong and prepared flood control and relief materials, the Ministry of Emergency Management said on Sunday.

Heavy rainfall in Guangdong could bring massive flooding in the region along the Beijiang River, the country's meteorological authorities have forecast.

The ministry has urged its work teams in Shaoguan and Qingyuan in this region to provide assistance and guidance in flood response work.

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

On Friday, the State Flood Control and Drought Relief Headquarters activated a Level-IV emergency response to possible flooding in Guangdong, Guangxi and Jiangxi.

China issues forecast for massive flooding in Guangdong

BEIJING -- China's Ministry of Water Resources issued a forecast on Sunday for massive flooding in southern Guangdong province and renewed a level-III emergency response for flood control and prevention work there.

South China's Beijiang River in the Pearl River basin experienced its second flood of the year on Saturday evening due to heavy rainfall in recent days, according to the ministry.

Authorities say heavy rains will continue to lash parts of southern China, forecasting massive flooding in the Beijiang River.

The heavy rains triggered alarm floods in 44 rivers in the Pearl River basin, according to the ministry.

The Pearl River flood control and drought relief headquarters has sent notices to Guangdong, Guangxi, and Fujian to enhance early warning and promote flood prevention work for rivers and reservoirs.

Seven rivers in Guangxi also experienced alarm floods as of Sunday, according to local authorities.

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