186 people dead in heavy rains

Updated: 2016-07-04 12:44


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186 people dead in heavy rains

Residents are moved to safety on July 3, 2016,in Tongling, Anhui province, as flooding continued to affect the city and other regions in central and eastern China. [Photo by Zhan Jun/For China Daily]

Two flood peaks

The flood control headquarters issued the first warning of a Yangtze flood peak on Friday due to heavy rains from Thursday, along the middle and lower reaches of the Yangtze River.

The flood peak entered the Three Gorges Reservoir at 50,000 cubic meters per second.

A second flood peak is expected on the middle and lower reaches of the Yangtze River and Poyang and Dongting lakes, both flood basins of the river, the headquarters said on Sunday.

As of Sunday, the total precipitation reached 200 millimeters in many parts of the Anhui, Hubei and Jiangsu provinces. In Luan, Anhui province, the precipitation reached 480 millimeters. In Huanggang, Hubei province, one day's precipitation reached 325 millimeters.

The heavy rain in recent days has caused 91 rivers to experience rising water above warning levels, while five rivers recorded their highest water levels in history.