China's Jiangxi issues red alert for geological disasters

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NANCHANG, June 19 (Xinhua) -- The meteorological bureau and natural resources department of east China's Jiangxi Province issued the year's first red alert for geological disasters at 6 p.m. Sunday.

The authorities estimated that from 8 p.m. Sunday to 8 a.m. Wednesday, the risk of collapse, landslide and debris flow is very high in the middle and eastern part of the city of Shangrao.

The meteorological bureau has also upgraded the emergency response for major meteorological disasters to Level-II, the second highest, in coping with torrential rains.

The bureau expects heavy rainfall to continue until Tuesday, bringing a high risk of geological disasters. Enditem

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