|Photo taken on Aug. 21, 2010 shows roads and houses along the Yalujiang River flooded in Dandong City, northeast China's Liaoning Province. Heavy rains hit Dandong from Aug. 19 to 21, causing flood around the area. (Xinhua/Zhao Guiliang)
DANDONG, Liaoning, Aug. 22 (Xinhua) -- Danger of a flooding Yalu River on the border of China and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) still looms large as a new round of rainstorm is forecast to pelt Sunday the river basin.
The flood-control headquarters in northeast Dandong City Sunday said although the river's flow was at 8,000 cubic meters per second Sunday morning, down from a daily high of 27,000 cubic meters per second recorded on Saturday, the river course is still holding water at dangerous levels.
More than 94,000 people in Dandong, Liaoning Province, by the Chinese side of the river have been evacuated by Sunday, according to the city's flood-control headquarters.
The local weather station forecast Sunday morning that rains measuring up to 250 millimeters would hit the city in the next 24 hours, posing a severe pressure on the flood control work.
Downpours since Thursday have left four people dead and 44 townships flooded, many of which are suffering from black out and communications disruptions.
The headquarters have monitored 158 embankment breaches along the swollen river.
Floods hit NE China border city, leaving four dead, one missing; 64,000 evacuated
DANDONG, Liaoning, Aug. 21 (Xinhua) -- Four people are dead, one is missing and more than 64,000 others were forced to evacuate their homes Saturday after the swollen Yalu River, which marks the border with the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), flooded Dandong City in northeast China's Liaoning Province, the city government said.
Flood waters breached the city's first dike - which lies between the Yalu River and an economic development zone - and stormed into the first floor of riverside buildings, according to a statement issued by the city government Saturday. Full story
DPRK's Sinuiju city hit by flooding
PYONGYANG, Aug. 21 (Xinhua) -- Torrential downpours hit Sinuiju of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) on Saturday, triggering heavy floods that submerged much of the city and causing huge property losses, the official news agency KCNA reported.
The report did not say whether there were casualties. Full story
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