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China on alert for rain-triggered floods

2011-07-05 13:18:32 GMT2011-07-05 21:18:32(Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

BEIJING, July 5 (Xinhua) -- China's top flood control center on Tuesday said it has advised local governments to prepare for rain-triggered flash floods.

Heavy rain has triggered floods in Wenchuan, Sichuan Province, according to a notice of the State Flood Control and Drought Relief Headquarters.

Further action to stop flooding should be taken in the provinces of Jiangsu, Anhui, Shandong, Henan, Hubei, Sichuan, Shaanxi, Gansu and Chongqing municipality, as well as the respective flood control centers of the Yellow, Huaihe and Yangtze rivers, the headquarters advised.

More efforts should be made to remove any potential dangers in areas vulnerable to flash floods and provide efficient forecasts to ensure people's safety, the notice said.

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