GUIYANG, July 16 (Xinhua) -- Continuous rainstorms battered southwest China's Guizhou Province Wednesday, disrupting traffic and leaving over one million people affected.
The Guizhou Provincial Meteorological Station issued a red alert for rainstorms Wednesday, forecasting heavy rain in parts of the province.
China has a four-tier color-coded warning system for severe weather, with red being the most serious, followed by orange, yellow and blue.
The provincial civil affairs department has invested a relief fund of about 8.6 million yuan (1.4 million U.S. dollars) to help flood-affected residents while allocating food and relief goods such as tents and quilts.
As of 4 p.m. on Wednesday, persistent downpours had caused ten trains departing from Guiyang Train Station to be suspended and several others to be delayed, said sources with the station in the capital city of Guiyang.
About 4,000 passengers have been affected at Guiyang Longdongbao International Airport, with 34 flights delayed as a result of the storms.
Traffic on some major highways and expressways in the province has been disrupted as rain-triggered floods damaged more than ten sections of the roads, according to the provincial transport department.