A car is stranded in a flooded tunnel after a heavy rainstorm hit China’s Jiangxi Province on May 12, flooding roads in several cities.
China’s national observatory yesterday upgraded the warning level from blue to yellow for a new round of rainstorms expected to hit the country’s southern regions over next three days.
The National Meteorological Center urged local authorities in south China to strengthen monitoring and guard against possible geological disasters such as landslides.
The national observatory uses a four-tier color-coded weather warning system, with red being the most severe, followed by orange, yellow and blue.
Rainstorm are set to hit southern China over the next three days, with up to 150 millimeters of rain expected in parts of Jiangxi, Anhui and Zhejiang provinces, the center said.
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