15,000 residents evacuated from Hainan’s Lingshui county – in Video
Despite the earlier massive rainstorm, residents in Hainan's Lingshui county, face new challenges.
Over the past 5 days, rainfall has reached 5 hundred and 50 millimeters.
Fu Guangzao, Official of Lingshui County, Hainan, said, "Some of the houses have been submerged, we have evacuated all residents living in low-lying land and homes at risk."
In the worst-hit towns such as Guangpo, Benhao, Li'an and Mengdi, more than 100 tents have been set up to house residents.
All basic needs are being met.
Hu Bisheng, Official of Lingshui County said, "They are now living here together. We have provided food for them."
Nearly 50 thousand tons of rice have been supplied by the Lingshui authorities.
Meanwhile, super typhoon Megi is forecast to hit Hainan later this week, threatening more torrential rain for the island province.
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