HEFEI, July 18 (Xinhua) -- Chinese Vice Premier Hui Liangyu Sunday urged greater flood-fighting efforts during his two-day visit to Anhui Province.
Southern Anhui Province has since July 8 experienced its heaviest rains since 1999.
Hui inspected anti-flood work in the seriously flooded areas of Bengbu and Anqing. He greeted soldiers, armed police, police and local residents.
"Local governments at all levels must work all out to ensure the victims of the floods have sufficient food, drinking water, clothing and shelter," Hui said.
The flood situation is still severe as strong rainfalls continue to fill the upper reaches of the Yangtze River, Hui said.