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China issues yellow alert for geological disasters

2023 Aug 22, 17:42, BEIJING

Chinese authorities on Tuesday evening issued a yellow alert for possible geological disasters triggered by heavy rainfall in parts of northwest and southwest China.

The Ministry of Natural Resources and the China Meteorological Administration have warned of risks of rain-induced geological disasters in some areas of the southern part of Gansu, the central part of Sichuan, the western part of Yunnan and the southeastern part of Tibet from 8 p.m. Tuesday to 8 p.m. Wednesday.

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

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


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