(MENAFN- Trend News Agency)
China's State Flood Control and Drought Relief Headquarters on
Saturday upgraded its emergency response for flood and typhoon
control to Level III, in light of possible floods triggered by the
third and fourth typhoons of the year, Trend reports citing Xinhua .
The headquarters and the Ministry of Emergency Management
jointly held a conference on typhoon response on Saturday, urging
efforts to closely monitor the typhoons, make rolling forecasts,
and effectively strengthen flood and typhoon prevention at the
Chaba, the third typhoon of the year, made landfall in the
coastal area of Maoming City in south China's Guangdong Province at
around 3 p.m. Saturday, which is expected to bring intense
downpours and strong winds to the southern part of the country and
the South China Sea.
Typhoon Aere, the fourth typhoon of the year, is forecast to
approach the East China Sea on Saturday night. Affected by Typhoon
Aere, there are still uncertainties about Chaba's route and the
intensity of rainfalls it will cause, said the ministry, alerting
severe flood control situations.
Anti-typhoon measures should be taken on all fronts at sea, in
air and on land, the authorities said, stressing work to ensure
vessels return to ports and offshore workers come ashore while
relocating people in areas prone to geological disasters.
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