SW China on alert as heavy rains approach

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Meteorological authorities in southwest China's Sichuan Province on Wednesday afternoon issued an alert for downpours that are predicted to hit the province from Wednesday evening to Friday morning.

Mudslide hit Sichuan Province on August 3, 2011. [ifeng.com]

Mudslide hit Sichuan Province on August 3, 2011. [ifeng.com] 

According to the alert, heavy rains will hit the province's cities of Guangyuan, Bazhong, Dazhou, Nanchong, Guang'an, Suining, Ziyang, Neijiang, Zigong, Yibin, Luzhou and Mianyang.

The province's Ganzi Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture and Liangshan Yi Autonomous Prefecture will also be hit by the downpours.

Precipitation is expected to exceed 100 mm, according to the forecast.

Local meteorological authorities have ordered cities and prefectures that might be affected by the downpours to examine drainage systems connected to farmlands and fish ponds.

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