China battles floods in northern regions

Xinhua | Updated: 2018-07-24 07:05
A submerged dock in Lanzhou section of the Yellow River, Northwest China's Gansu province, on July 23, 2018. The Yellow River Flood Control and Drought Relief Headquarters issued a new alert for floods in its upper reaches Monday morning. [Photo/Xinhua]

BEIJING - As rainfall continued to batter northern China, relevant departments have been required to make necessary preparations for possible disasters caused by the rain.

China's Ministry of Emergency Management (MEM) on Sunday called for better efforts to mitigate disasters and reduce casualties during the flood season.

MEM's Vice Minister Huang Ming said that late July and early August is a "critical stage" for fighting floods and providing relief.

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