China’s Flood Control & Draught Relief Headquarters has issued a Level 3 flood emergency alert, to prepare against the floods caused by heavy rains.
Torrential rains hit the country’s central and northern region. In Shanxi province, 4 people were killed and one went missing in the city of Shuozhou.
Rains also battered areas along the upper reaches of the Yangtze River, causing more water flow into the Three Gorges Reservoir. Water in the middle reaches of Yangtze River also rose above the warning line.
Meanwhile, a tropical storm is forming at the northern end of the South China Sea due to ongoing tropical depression.
The country’s flood control authorities dispatched working groups to several provinces and autonomous regions, including Shannxi, Gansu, Ningxia, Inner Mongolia, Sichuan and Guizhou, to help the local government to prepare against floods.