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More firefighters rush to battle flood around China's largest freshwater lake

Pub Date:2020-07-15 09:11 Source:Xinhua

China has sent 1,000 firefighters from surrounding provinces to help battle flooding in the area of Poyang Lake in the eastern province of Jiangxi.

The firefighters include 300 from Zhejiang, 200 from Anhui, 200 from Fujian, 150 from Hubei and 150 from Hunan, according to the Ministry of Emergency Management.

All five groups arrived at their destinations around the country's largest freshwater lake by Monday night.

The groups will work with local authorities to patrol dikes and monitor and react quickly if there are any dike breaches, said Wei Handong, deputy director of the fire and rescue department with the Ministry of Emergency Management.

Home to more than 46 million people, Jiangxi has been among the worst affected areas in recent weeks, as the Yangtze River basin witnessed floods following the heaviest average rainfall in decades. There has been unprecedented flooding along several rivers that lead into Poyang Lake.

The water level at the lake's key Xingzi hydrological station rose to 22.6 meters at 10 a.m. Monday, breaking the 22.52-meter record of 1998, and well above the alert level of 19 meters. 


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