A rescue team undergoes training at a reservoir in Zhongshan. [Photo/Ye Zhiwen]
The flood season has already begun in Guangdong, about a month earlier than usual, according to the province’s water resources department.
The department pointed out that the province is likely to suffer a lot more from heavy rain and typhoons this year, so all must be even more cautious and conscientious than usual, and do our utmost to keep people safe.
On March 8th, the province’s department of emergency management issued a bulletin demanding that all related departments should step up their flood control efforts.
The province will enhance flood forecasting and early warning, and better manage and mobilize its facilities in an effort to combat flooding.
Monitors will be installed in areas below street level such as underpasses. Warning signs on most underpasses vulnerable to flooding should also be installed to indicate the water levels there. There needs to be a universal upgrade of drainage systems, especially low-lying areas.
Rescue teams will be on duty 24/7 and be prepared for emergencies. In the event of flooding, immediate priority must be given to the emergency and flood-affected people transferred out of the area in time.
Reported by Monica Liu
Edited by Simon Haywood