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Interview: More about flood situation in south China

06-13-2011 09:16 BJT

For more analysis, CCTV was joined in the studio by reporter Zhang Shuo.

DN: Hello Zhang Shuo, please tell us more about the flood situation across the country.

ZS: Well, south China has been experiencing heavy rainfall since last Saturday, and early June is the region's traditional rainy season. Let's take a look at the map. Every year at this time, cold fronts from the north, and warm air from the south, meet in the area, and cause constant downpours. Frequent summer typhoons bring even more storms. So far, 13 provinces have been hit by the floods, causing at least 94 deaths, and leaving 78 people missing. And now let's take a look at the provinces that are facing this challenge. Most of the southern region is strongly affected. Guizhou, Jiangxi, Hubei, and Hunan provinces are among the worst hit. And the situation will not see easing in the near future. The National Meteorological Center predicts that, in the next 5 days, a third round of rain will come down. Experts are also warning people in Anhui, Jiangxi, Hubei, and Hunan provinces to keep away from mountains. Geologists caution that landslides are very possible in these places. And facing the heavy rainfall and raging floods, almost nobody could imagine that just one week ago, these places have a completely different look.

Editor:Shi Jierui |Source: CNTV.CN

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