China activated an emergency response when heavy rain hit the southern part of the country. (Photo: CGTN)
Prevention Agency flood and drought The Chinese state on May 9 issued a level 4 emergency response measure to control floods caused by heavy rain is forecast to affect the southern regions of the country.
From May 9 to May 13, heavy rain and thunderstorms are expected in southern China, including the provinces of Guizhou and Yunnan, according to the National Meteorological Center of China.
Most areas in Southern China are expected to experience heavy rain with up to 100 mm to 200 mm of rain. And downpours in north-central parts of Guangxi, Guangdong and Guangdong provinces, as well as some coastal areas are expected to reach 300 mm. The aforementioned areas will also experience thunderstorms and strong winds.
From 14:00 on May 10 to 14:00 on May 11, heavy rain is forecast in many areas in the provinces of Guangxi, Guangdong, Jiangxi and Fujian, the China National Meteorological Center said.
Most areas in southern China are expected to experience heavy rain causing flooding. (Photo: China Daily)
The local government has issued warnings about the increasing risks of natural disasters and extreme weather, and asked relevant departments to prepare for disaster relief and prevention work.
China has a four-tier flood control emergency response system, with level 1 representing the most severe response.
Teams are being sent to Guangdong and Guangxi to guide the implementation of flood prevention measures including natural disaster monitoring, dyke and reservoir patrol, and flood prevention.
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