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Heavy rain sweeps across S. China

07-07-2012 20:15 BJT

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Recent torrential rains sweeping through southern China have pushed flood levels to a new high, since the Yangtze river has entered flooding season.

The flood peak has passed Southwest China's Chongqing municipality, and has reached Three Gorge Dam in Yichang city in Central China's Hubei province. The water influx has reached its highest this year.

People have resumed their normal life in Dazhou city after torrential pours left the area a mess.

The heavy downpours in South China have triggered landslides and brought
disruption to transport in many areas.

Businesses re-opened, and water damaged household items were carried out to dry.

Liu Shidian, Vice director of Floods Control Office of Dazhou city, says, "The rain swept across nearly all the counties Tuesday night, and floods rushed into the city within half a day, which is rare to see."

Police are still cleaning up the remaining sludge in some counties, and locals joined in the effort to get life back to normal.

Local authorities have stepped up weather condition monitoring, as Chongqing and Sichuan province enters flooding season.

(A villager's home in Chongqing)

The weather woe brought land subsidence in some villagers, as even their housing began to fall apart.

The heavy downpours in South China have triggered landslides and brought
disruption to transport in many areas.

Ni Yongxue, villager in Wulong county, says, "The rain has caused many cracks in the walls and the ground in my house, there are dozens of cracks."

All the crops in a nearby village's farmland showed no sign of harvest this year, after days of being inundated in water.

Xu Changchun, farmer in Tongliang county of Sichuan province, says, "All my crops have gone bad, there is no hope for a harvest."

Landslides triggered by the rain have raised worries for people living at the foot of mountains. A huge rock crashed into a small village earlier this week, destroying the walls of five houses, and threatening the safety for people walking by.

The heavy downpours in South China have triggered landslides and brought
disruption to transport in many areas.

A villager in Liangping county says, "It sounded like thunder, I jumped from the bed, and when I walked out, the house wall was destroyed."

25 residents in the community have moved into temporary housing and have been given disaster relief materials to live on until the debris has been cleared.

Editor:Zhang Jianfeng |Source: CNTV.CN

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