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ambassadeurc35500|China activates Level-IV emergency response to flooding in 3 regions

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BEIJING, June 20 (Xinhua) -- China's State Flood Control and Drought Relief Headquarters on Thursday activated a Level-IV emergency response to flooding in Anhui, Hubei and Chongqingambassadeurc35500.

Meanwhile, it maintained a Level-III emergency response to flooding in Guangxi, and kept a Level-IV emergency response for Zhejiang, Guizhou, Guangdong, Hunan and Jiangxi.

Torrential rain is forecast to pound some of the country's southern regions from Thursday to Friday.

ambassadeurc35500|China activates Level-IV emergency response to flooding in 3 regions

The risk of geological and other disasters is rising following persistent rain, the headquarters warned, demanding that local authorities evacuate residents from high-risk areas if needed and strengthen coordination in mitigating flooding.