67,000 Evacuated as Huaihe River Continues to Rise – Keralanext.com

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The rising water level of the Huaihe River forced another 67,000 people in east China’s Anhui Province from their homes on Thursday, the local flood control authority said.

By 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, the water level of the section of the river at Linhuaiguan, a township in Fengyang County near the middle reaches of the , had risen to 20.35 meters, exceeding the safety limit of 19.90 meters, the county flood control headquarters said. The provincial flood control headquarters issued an urgent notice at 2:00 a.m. on Thursday, requiring all 67,615 residents from 56 villages in the Huanyuanhu flood water diversion area to evacuate before 4:00 p.m. [Full Text]

July 20, 2007 3:24 PM
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