Weather Alert – Severe Rainstorms in Sichuan Province

Location: Sichuan Province

Event: Severe rainstorms have impacted significant areas of Sichuan Province, resulting in flight delays, road closures, landslides, and train service disruptions this week, with additional storms anticipated in coming days.  The China Meteorological Administration has activated a level four emergency response to the rainstorm.  Local authorities have activated a level three emergency response for the first time in five years.  Heavy rainfall is expected to continue into July 11.  The following tourist destinations are now closed:  Mt. Emei (since July 9, 2018), Jiuzhaigou (since July 1, 2018), and the Wenchuan Yanmen section of National Highway 213 (since July 10, 2018).

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