Flood warnings for the Yangtze will save lives

 作者:恽蚨     |      日期:2019-03-02 11:11:07
By Emma Young WHILE New Orleans comes to terms with massive flooding, China is rolling out an early warning and control system to help protect people near the Yangtze river from a similar fate. The system will provide flood forecasts along the river basin up to seven days in advance. The last major flooding of the Yangtze, in 1998, killed more than 3000 people and destroyed 5 million homes. The floods, which typically come in June and July, can rise up to 15 metres above normal water levels, and flows can exceed 70,