Saturday, April 19, 2014   

Hainan’s Wanning battles deluge
(12-16 14:35)

More than 100,000 people will be evacuated as a result of heavy rainfall battering the city of Wanning in southern Hainan, authorities said.
The deluge, over the past two days, has disrupted life in dozens of counties.
So far, Hainan has experienced the highest rainfall this winter.
Rising water levels in Wanning has blocked traffic and seven villages in low-lying areas have been submerged. Businesses have been forced to close.
Local weather authorities say the heavy rain will continue for the next two days, as preparation work gets underway in rural areas to avoid potential mudslides.—Xinhua
   
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