On September 27, China launched a level III emergency response for flood controls, as water levels of the Yellow River, the country’s second-longest river, continued to rise following heavy rainfall, according to China Daily.
The flow rate of the Yellow River in Shandong reached 5,000 cubic meters a second and the flow had maintained that speed for about 15 days. Fifty-seven cases of dangerous water seepage and rock slope collapses had occurred around Dongping Lake in Dongping county, Shandong, Xinhua News Agency reported on October 7.
Due to the impact of heavy rainfall, once again, large areas of waterlogging occurred in some townships in Dongping County and other places, causing severe losses among farmers.
The pastoral staff and leaders of Shandong CC&TSPM gathered to pray and make donations last Friday, to help the frontline soldiers and the affected people to fight the floods, according to Shandong CC&TSPM.
As of 5 pm that day, 10,897 yuan in total was raised.
- Translated by Abigail Wu