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5,600 villagers relocated after dike breaches in east China's Jiangxi

(People's Daily Online)    15:34, June 21, 2016

Due to the heavy rainfall in recent days, a section of the Changjiang River which goes through east China's Jiangxi province has surpassed its warning water level, says the Jiangxi Flood Control Department.

A dike was breached in a polder area called Xiangyangwei located on the right bank of the lower reaches of Changjiang river in Poyang county in east China's Jiangxi province at 7:20 p.m. on June 20, 2016. All the 5,600 people who are affected have been relocated by the end of the day, according to a phone interview. 

Xiangyangwei is a polder area without any reinforcement covering 3.35 square kilometers. The local authorities had already relocated villagers in an orderly fashion before the breach of dike. They accelerated the speed of relocating those affected since the dike was breached. 

Lu Xinshe, governor of Jiangxi province and Yin Jianye, the vice governor of Jiangxi province made an arrangement for the disaster relief work just at the moment they heard the news. They asked the departments involved to ensure that all the villagers affected by the flood in the Xiangyangwei should be relocated. 

The state and provincial level working groups on flood control and drought relief came to the flooded area and cooperated with the local authorities to carry out the disaster relief work. 

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