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Warnings Issued to Prepare Residents for Flood Season

Warnings issued to prepare residents for flood seasonShenzhen flood control headquarters issued a warning to residents to be prepared for frequent rains over the next two weeks. The rainfall signals the start of the flood season in the city.

According to the meteorological observatory, the city will be hit by five tropical storms this year. Two of these storms are expected to hit in July and August. Flood control headquarters advised all related city departments that the need to strengthen reservoirs and riverbanks plus improve and clean city drainage systems.

The city’s environmental authority will also incorporate a new system of forecasting air quality. This system will provide data accurately so measure can be taken to maintain air quality during the upcoming Universiade games. The system will be showing the Air Pollution Index and other pollutants that are found in the air.

The new system is said to cost 5 million yuan, and this time the city hopes to save itself from embarrassment in last year’s failure to forecast a sandstorm. Hong Kong was able to issue a warning before the sand storm hit, Shenzhen was to late to react. After the incident Shenzhen build the system which is now on its trial operation.



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