The Huaihe River Commission of the
Ministry of Water Resources issued a blue alert for flooding on Thursday
night, as a key hydrological station of the river may see its water
exceed the warning level in the coming days.
1,000-km-long Huaihe River is one of China's major waterways, running
through the east of the country between the Yangtze and Yellow rivers.
7 p.m. Thursday, the water level at Wangjiaba Station rose to 26.91
meters, only 0.59 meters below the warning level. The station is
forecast to see water exceed the danger line from Thursday to Saturday
due to the downpours in Huaihe River.
commission also activated a Level IV emergency response for flood and
drought disaster prevention at 8 p.m. Thursday, and called for the water
conservancy departments in provinces along the Huaihe River, including
Henan, Anhui and Jiangsu, to make full preparations for the flood