China renews yellow alert for geological disasters


People brave heavy rain in Beijing on July 12, 2021. [Photo by Zou Hong/]

BEIJING, Sept. 14: Chinese authorities on Thursday evening continued to issue a yellow alert for possible geological disasters triggered by heavy rainfall in some regions of east and south China.

The Ministry of Natural Resources and the China Meteorological Administration jointly warned of the risks of rain-induced geological disasters in parts of south-central and northeastern Jiangxi and northern Guangdong from 8 p.m. Thursday to 8 p.m. Friday.

Residents are advised to take precautions, especially in areas with potential dangers.

China has a four-tier, colour-coded warning system for geological disasters, with red representing the most severe warning, followed by orange, yellow and blue.

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