China Raises Flood Alert To Second Highest Level

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People are seen on a makeshift raft in a flooded village in Huangshan, Anhui province

“China on Sunday raised its flood response alert to the second-highest grade as downpours continued to batter regions along the Yangtze River, with the eastern provinces of Jiangsu and Jiangxi among the worst hit, state media reported.”
“Regional flooding in the Poyang county of Jiangxi has made water levels of China’s Lake Poyang, its biggest freshwater lake, surge to above 22.52 meters, a historical high, and well above the alert level of 19.50 meters.”
“By Saturday evening, provincial military authorities had dispatched thousands of soldiers to help bolster nearly 9 km (6 miles) of the lake’s banks to prevent them from bursting, state television said. –NDTV News 

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