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Guizhou lowers flood control emergency response level

english.guiyang.gov.cn|Updated: 2024-06-25

On June 24, the Guizhou Provincial Flood Control and Drought Relief Headquarters in Southwest China's Guizhou province announced that recent heavy rainfall has significantly weakened, prompting a downgrade in the flood control emergency response from Level III to Level IV.

Data from June 23 show that since the onset of heavy rainfall on June 21, 213,300 people across 41 cities, counties and districts in the province had been affected. So far, Guizhou has carried out emergency evacuations of 6,904 people and relocated 981 people to safer areas.

According to weather forecasts, Guizhou will continue to experience heavy rainfall until the end of June. The soil moisture content in some areas is currently nearing saturation, and water levels in rivers, lakes, and reservoirs are rising rapidly.

The risk of natural disasters such as landslides, collapses, and mudslides triggered by persistent heavy rainfall remains high, making the flood control situation complex and severe.

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