Strongest flood peak over past 56 years hits Lanxi City

16:16, June 21, 2011      

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Photo, taken on June 20, 2011, shows the Lanjiang River in Lanxi City, eastern China's Zhejiang Province. (Xu Yu/Xinhua)

Heavy rains began to pound Zhejiang on the afternoon of June 18. Water levels in the Lanjiang River, which passes through Lanxi City of eastern China's Zhejiang Province, have risen sharply since June 19. As waters battered Lanxi, the flood peak reached a water level of 33.75 meters, the highest recorded since 1955, at 8 p.m. on June 20. The city of Lanxi has already relocated residents who were threatened by the rising waters and has sent laborers to reinforce the city's dikes.

By Ye Xin, People's Daily Online

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