BEIJING -- The meteorological authority Monday warned
that flash flooding is likely to follow torrential rain
in the northwest and southwest of the country.
Parts of Yunnan Province and Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous
Region are likely see flash floods from Monday night
to Tuesday night, the China Meteorological Administration
Local authorities were told to prepare for mud flows
Since June, floods and droughts have hit both north
and south China, with some regions severely affected.
Nine people died and one remains missing after
torrential rain hit Sichuan and Guizhou provinces
in the southwest at the beginning of September.
Eight people died and seven remain missing after
heavy rain hit parts of southwest and central China
from Friday, the Ministry of Civil Affairs said Monday.