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Water levels drop below warning points in Dandong

08-23-2010 08:22 BJT Special Report:China Fights Worst Flood in Decades |

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China's flood control authorities say water levels--- on the Yalu River which borders the DPRK in China's north east--- water levels have dropped below warning points. However it's still high, and more rains are expected to fall.

On Saturday night, the water level at a station in Dandong City had risen to 2.35 meters above the warning level. This is the second highest level since records began in 1934.

Water levels began to dip late Sunday, as rains stopped, but local flood control authorities say the danger has not passed yet. More rains are expected to fall in the coming day, so flood control will remain difficult.

After much hard work, the Dandong railway station began running normally again late Saturday.

Efforts to restore telecommunication services and electricity supplies are underway and some main telecommunication and electricity facilities are now up and running again.

By 4 p.m. Sunday, flooding caused by downpours had left four people dead, and one missing. 48 townships in Dandong had been inundated by flooding water.

Local flood control authorities say 94 thousand people in Dandong have been evacuated to safety.

Editor:Zhang Jingya |Source:

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