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More regions in China upgrade flood response levels

Xinhua
07 Jul 2020, 13:30 GMT+10

Aerial photo taken on July 6, 2020 shows fields battered by flood in Ganxitan Township of Lixian County, central China's Hunan Province. Rain-triggered flood hit the county in recent days. (Xinhua/Chen Zhenhai)

BEIJING, July 7 (Xinhua) -- Several provincial-level regions have upgraded their flood response levels, as of Monday, after heavy rains swelled rivers and lakes in many parts of China.

China's national observatory on Monday renewed its yellow alert for rainstorms, the second-lowest in the country's four-tier weather warning system, as incessant downpours continue to wreak havoc in many parts of China.

Since June, continuous downpours have lashed large parts of southern China, and the waters of many rivers in the affected regions have exceeded warning levels.

A warning sign is seen above a river in Wuhan, central China's Hubei Province, July 6, 2020. (Xinhua/Xiao Yijiu)

Staff members tie ropes between street lamps as warning in Wuhan, central China's Hubei Province, July 6, 2020. (Xinhua/Xiao Yijiu)

Rescuers clear the debris at Yangjiaping Village of Shimen County, central China's Hunan Province, July 6, 2020.(Xinhua/Chen Sihan)

Aerial photo taken on July 6, 2020 shows the flooded Baiguoshu Village in Sankou Town of Huangshan City, east China's Anhui Province. (Photo by Shi Yalei/Xinhua)

Aerial photo taken on July 6, 2020 shows the flooded Baiguoshu Village in Sankou Town of Huangshan City, east China's Anhui Province. (Photo by Shi Yalei/Xinhua)

Rescuers help trapped villagers evacuate from Baiguoshu Village in Sankou Town of Huangshan City, east China's Anhui Province, July 6, 2020. (Photo by Shi Yalei/Xinhua)

Aerial photo taken on July 6, 2020 shows the flooded Baiguoshu Village in Sankou Town of Huangshan City, east China's Anhui Province. (Photo by Shi Yalei/Xinhua)

Aerial photo taken on July 6, 2020 shows the flooded Baiguoshu Village in Sankou Town of Huangshan City, east China's Anhui Province. (Photo by Shi Yalei/Xinhua)

People patrol at a dike in Yangzizhou Town, Donghu District in Nanchang City, east China's Jiangxi Province, July 6, 2020. (Xinhua/Zhou Mi)■


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