Rainstorms are expected to lash areas
along the Yangtze River over the next few days, complicating the
country's efforts to fight severe flooding, China's meteorological
authority said Thursday.
Gansu, Shaanxi, Sichuan, Chongqing, Hunan, Hubei and Anhui will brace
for downpours from Friday to Sunday, with an accumulated rainfall of
100-200 mm, the National Meteorological Center said in a statement on
The rainstorms will
likely raise water levels in the Yangtze River and worsen floods, the
center said, while advising residents in the aforesaid regions to remain
alert for more possible flooding.
total of 142 people have died or gone missing in floods across 27
provincial regions in China since June 1, official data showed.