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Anhui: Bank and dam reinforcement and relief work underway

07-13-2010 09:14 BJT Special Report:Rainstorm Batters Large Parts of China |

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Downpours are still affecting the lives of millions of people in southern China. Days of rainfall have pushed many rivers above warning levels in Anhui province. The waters are endangering the lives and fortunes of the local people. Bank reinforcement and disaster relief work is being carried out across the province.

Continuous rainfall pushed the Wanhe River in Huaining County to record level highs.

The 14 and half kilometer dam in Shipai Township is being threatened and 200 thousand people's livelihoods are at risk.

The local government organized of team of 15 hundred people to keep a close watch on the dam.

Huang Heyi, resident, Shibei township, said, "We have been here since last night, there are dangers and we are staying at our position as told by experts. "

Downpours are still affecting the lives of millions of people in southern China. Days of rainfall have pushed many rivers above warning levels in Anhui province. The waters are endangering the lives and fortunes of the local people.
Downpours are still affecting the lives of millions of people in southern China. 
Days of rainfall have pushed many rivers above warning levels in Anhui province. 
The waters are endangering the lives and fortunes of the local people.

On Sunday morning, a hole about 30 centimeters in size was spotted on the east side of the dam. The local disaster relief headquarters immediately organized 1000 people for the repair work. 24 hours later the situation was under control.

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