04 Jun '11, 7am

China prepares for floods after drought

China prepares for floods after drought

A pavilion is flooded by the swollen Yangtze River in Wuhan, capital of central China's Hubei province July 25, 2007. -- PHOTO: REUTERS BEIJING - CHINA warned several central and southern provinces hit by a months-long dry spell on Saturday to prepare for heavy rain and even floods, which would help to ease a drought which has damaged crops and cut power from hydroelectric dams. State television and the official Xinhua news agency said that the provinces of Guizhou, Hunan, Hubei, Anhui, Jiangxi and Zhejiang would experience rain, thunderstorms and strong winds. 'Rain in the middle and lower reaches of the Yangtze River will be beneficial to replenishing water in reservoirs and lakes and to ameliorating the drought,' Xinhua citied the China Meteorological Administration as saying. Provinces must be on alert for heavy rains and for possible landslides and other natural disas...

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