New storms threaten 500 reservoirs and major rivers in Hainan
In most of Hainan’s cities and counties, rainfall during the past 30 hours exceeded 100 millimeters, local meteorological officials said.
Devastating floods were reported throughout the province, said Yang Yunxian, head of the provincial disaster relief authority. Also, water at Hainan’s two major rivers, Nandu river and Wanquan river, has risen to dangerous levels.
Local weather forecasters said heavy rains would last for two more days. Authorities have ordered strengthened efforts to protect the reservoirs and to act to reduce damages from flooding.
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