China launches emergency response to floods

Added On July 12, 2019

According to the Ministry of Emergency Management on Wednesday, the Office of State Flood Control and Drought Relief Headquarters dispatched four work teams to Hunan, Jiangxi, Guangxi and Guizhou to guide relief work.
Floods hit rivers in many provinces, mostly in south China, due to heavy rains in recent days.
The ministry asked local authorities to step up monitoring of weather changes and strengthen patrols on dams and dikes to guarantee the safety of the public.
Under a level IV emergency response, monitoring of emergencies will be stepped up and reported to the State Council.
In southern China's Hunan, Jiangxi, Zhejiang and Fujian provinces, armed police are working hard to help with flooding rescue and relief efforts where heavy rain since July 6 has caused mountain torrents, landslides and urban waterlogging.
According to sources from the armed police, so far around 5,000 people affected by the floods have been relocated, and more than 10 emergencies, including dike breaches, piping and landslides, were tackled thanks to armed police officers' help.
Local units of the armed police have been ordered to stand ready for more rescue and relief missions as parts of Zhejiang, Fujian, Jiangxi, Guangdong and Guangxi, are expecting continuous heavy rain in the coming days.