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South China provinces alerted as tropical storm approaches

07-28-2011 09:38 BJT

BEIJING, June 27 (Xinhua) -- Five provinces in southern China have been alerted as tropical storm Nock-Ten, which killed at least 25 people in the Philippines, is approaching, according to a statement issued Wednesday by the National Commission for Disaster Reduction (NCDR) and the Ministry of Civil Affairs.

The statement urged local civil affairs agencies in Guangxi, Fujian, Guangdong, Hainan and Yunnan to closely monitor the tropical storm and issue early warnings to the public in a timely manner.

Three government-owned storage bases for disaster relief supplies in the cities of Fuzhou, Nanning and Kunming have been requested to get ready for a response to any disaster that might result from the storm.

Civil affairs authorities are required to provide round-the-clock monitoring service of the storm and manage the evacuation local residents, according to the statement.

Editor:Wang Xiaomei |Source: Xinhua

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