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Roads, train station flooded as torrential rain swells river in southern China
Published on: 2024-06-21
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Guilin, a tourism city in South China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, is making all efforts to fight floods and provide disaster relief, including repairing roads and enhancing ship management to ensure people's safety, as the Lijiang River has experienced its largest flood since 1998, according to local authorities on Thursday.

At 10 pm on Wednesday, the water level at the Lijiang River Guilin hydrological station had exceeded the warning level by 2.84 meters, reaching a peak flood level, said the Guangxi emergency management authority.

Chinese authorities have allocated 916 million yuanfor flood and drought response efforts in the country's southern and northern regions, and to support disaster relief efforts, the Ministry of Finance said on Wednesday.

Guangxi has urgently allocated 20.2 million yuan in natural disaster relief funds to support local efforts in flood prevention and disaster relief, according to the Guangxi emergency management authority on Thursday.

Guilin on Wednesday night raised its flood control emergency response level from Level-II to Level-I. From June 12 to Wednesday, Guilin had experienced continuous heavy rainfall, with 38 meteorological observation stations breaking historical records for a 24-hour period, Guilin emergency response authorities announced.

The water level at the Lijiang Guilin hydrological station had started to decrease by Thursday morning compared to the early hours. It is expected that the water levels of the section of the Lijiang River near Guilin will see a slow retreat. The red flood warning in Guilin has also been downgraded to a yellow warning, according to local authorities.



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