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Enthusiasts China triggers its first national drought alert of the year

12:10  19 august  2022
12:10  19 august  2022 Source:   francetvinfo.fr

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LA CHINE DÉCLENCHE SA PREMIÈRE ALERTE NATIONALE À LA SÉCHERESSE DE L'ANNÉE © Reuters/China Daily China triggers its first national alert to The drought of the year

Shanghai (Reuters) - China sparked its first national drought alert of the year, while the authorities fight against forest fires and mobilize teams of specialists to protect cultures from temperatures from temperatures Canicular in the Yangtsé river basin.

The national yellow alert, issued Thursday at the end of the day, comes after regions ranging from Sichuan, in the Southwest, in Shanghai, in the Yangtsé Delta, have experienced extreme heat, government officials citing on several occasions climate change as a cause. The alert is two notches below the most serious warning on the Beijing scale.

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In one of the main watersheds of Yangtsé, in the province of Jiangxi, in Central China, Lake Poyang is only a quarter of its usual size for this period of the year, said the agency on Thursday China New.

No less than 66 rivers in 34 departments of the Chongqing region, in the southwest of the country, are dried, said the public television channel CCTV on Friday.

This year, precipitation in Chongqing decreased by 60% compared to seasonal normal, and the soil of several districts is sorely lacking in humidity, said CCTV, citing local government data.

The infrastructure and emergency services of the Chongqing region are put to the test, and the firefighters are on maximum alert after mountain and forest fires broke out in the region. State media also reported an increase in heat strokes.

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The gas company in the Fuling District announced on Friday to its customers that it would interrupt the supply until further notice in the face of "serious safety risks".

The Ministry of Water Resources has asked the agricultural regions affected by the drought to establish rotations in order to ensure that the supply of water is not exhausted.

According to data from the Chinese Ministry of Emergency Management published Thursday, the high temperatures recorded in July alone caused direct economic losses of 2.73 billion yuan (397.87 million euros) affecting 5.5 million people.

The National Meteorological Center (CMN) also renewed its red alert at high temperatures on Friday, for the 30th consecutive day, he said on his Weibo account.

The forecasters believe that the current heat wave would only start to fade on August 26.

(David Stanway report; French version Elena Vardon, edited by Kate Entringer)

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