China on high alert ahead of flood season and rising Yangtze River levels

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  • South China Morning Post published this video item, entitled “China on high alert ahead of flood season and rising Yangtze River levels” – below is their description.

    Intense rainfall has caused water levels in parts of China’s Yangtze River and its tributaries to rise close to dangerous levels. Chinese authorities are on high alert, with flood response and rescue operation drills under way to prepare for the upcoming flood season. In China’s central Hunan province, Baishui town in Yongzhou flooded on May 20, 2021 after being battered by heavy rains.

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