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Rain continues to pound southern China

05-16-2010 08:41 BJT

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Torrential rain continues to pound regions across southern China. By Saturday, hundreds of thousands of residents have suffered property losses and many have been relocated to safer grounds.

Guangdong, Hunan and Fujian provinces were among the hardest hit, where heavy rain has paralyzed traffic and seriously affected people's livelihood. Local civil affairs departments have dispatched workers to restore and repair damaged facilities and evacuate trapped people. Landslides created barrier lakes near mountainous areas in Hunan province.

Efforts have been made to drain the water in order to reduce the dangers of bursting. Meanwhile, authorities are closely monitoring the weather situation, constantly adjusting storm alert levels to prepare for emergencies and prevent more damage.

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