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Torrential rains have led to severe water-logging in Tongcheng city, Anhui Province. Water levels at many dykes in the region have risen beyond safe limits.
Tanghe Dyke in Shuanggang Town is one of the four largest dykes in the city. The 17-kilometer-long structure protects 11 villages and 1,300 hectares of farmland. The water has been rising continuously over the past week, with levels now standing at 14.77 meters, 0.77 meters above the warning line, the highest recorded levels since 1999.
The other three major dykes in Tongcheng are in a similar state. Thousands of people in Tongcheng city have gathered sand, stones, and other materials, to tackle any emerging floods.
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