Latest News : Floods Battered Guangdong Province In China

After the killer quake in China, travelers in Guangdong province have to watch out for floods that hit many areas along the Xijiang River. Heavy rain and floods have claimed many lives in South China. People were forced to flee their homes across nine provinces, mostly in the south, due to floods whereby Guangdong Province was facing the threat of serious flooding as two swollen rivers converged in the Pearl River Delta. The Yellow River could see serious flooding in the coming days.

Streets and houses along the Xijiang River in Guangdong were submerged in the worst flooding to hit the Pearl River Delta region in fifty years. Guangdong is a populous province located on the southern coast of China which houses the Pearl River Delta and the cities located around the Pearl River Delta are Dongguan, Foshan, Guangzhou (the capital city of Guangdong province), Huizhou, Jiangmen, Shenzhen, Shunde, Taishan, Zhongshan and Zhuhai. Tourists who are enjoying their Guangdong holidays are advised to be more alert when they are traveling in these cities. The Pearl River Delta region occupies the low lying areas alongside the Pearl River estuary. The Xijiang River flows east through Guangdong which then enters the Pearl River Delta. Xijiang Rivers runs through Zhaoqing city and flows into the South Sea at the cliff of Xinhui city. A major flood is feared if more rain continues.

Threat of massive floods along the Yellow River, which originates from Qinghai province and flows through nine provinces in China, looms large. The 5,500 kilometers Yellow River flowing through the north is likely to experience large floods this year. The Yellow River which is the second largest river in China after the Yangtze River has experienced devastating floods in the past. Torrential rain are likely to raise the threat of floods in the lower and middle reaches of the Yellow River in Shanxi, Shaanxi, Henan and Shandong provinces. Fresh storms could lash parts of the Yangtze River delta and parts of provinces in the east, south and southwest too. The deadly flood seen across South China which have killed many people and forced more than one million people to move to higher grounds. The flood has been especially heavy in Guangdong and the danger of serious flooding is made worse by the pull from the moon, which is rising to its most powerful point in the month on Wednesday, posing a threat for river embankments across the delta.

Over 200,000 residents in Guangdong and Shenzhen were shifted to safer ground. Fresh storms could also lash parts of the Yangtze River delta region. Twelve provinces and regions in South China have been lashed by heavy rain with some areas experiencing the heaviest rainfall in hundred years. Many rivers are already flowing above the danger levels and have broken their banks at some places in Guangdong province and have caused many areas along the Xijiang River and the Beijiang River, tributaries of the Pearl River that runs through Guangxi, Hunan and Guangdong provinces, to be under water. The flooded Xijiang and Beijiang rivers pose a flood threat at their convergence point in Sanshui, Foshan city, where the water level hit the highest in five decades. The water level at Makou hydrological station in Sanshui is very close to the danger level. So, use this travel information to China to keep you updated on the latest flood news in China during your Guangdong holiday.

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posted at 02:40:27 on 06/17/08 by webmaster - Category: China
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