China warned on Wednesday of possible floods, landslides and other weather
disasters over the next three days with heavy rain, strong winds and hail
"Our country has entered the phase in which weather disasters may happen
frequently," the official Xinhua news agency said, citing the national
"Local governments and departments should intensify inspections of key
mountainous regions and prevent disasters such as floods, lightning strikes, mud
and mountain slides," it said.
North China was expected to have wind and rain and the far western area of
Xinjiang, the western province of Gansu and Inner Mongolia in the north were to
have sand storms, the agency said.
Farmers in the north and central parts were told to harvest wheat soon to
protect it from possible heavy rain, hail and strong winds. The agency did not
mention the typhoon season which is getting under way in the south.
The bureau also warned schools and parents to ensure the safety of school
children, it added.