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China: Emergency Flood Response Triggered in Many Parts of China


China’s central meteorological authority has issued a blue alert, the first of a four-tier warning system, for heavy rain in multiple areas. Torrential downpours are expected to continue in China’s eastern and central regions, as well as in parts of southern China.The worst-hit regions are the eastern province of Jiangxi and Hunan province in central China. In Jiangxi, at least 5 people are reported to have died in the storms, and more than 120,000 have been evacuated from their homes. In Hunan, heavy flooding has left 7 people dead, and another 4 missing. More than 170,000 people in the province have been evacuated. Emergency re
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China: Helicopter Used duringEmergency Drill at Huli Wanda Plaza in Xiamen


On 27th June, Xiamen held an emergency drill on fire defense as a means to enhance the city’s emergency response capabilities. 686 people from 18 emergency units took part in the event, and a helicopter and 39 rescue vehicles were dispatched during the emergency drill. The emergency drill was jointly held by the Xiamen Peace Commission and the Huli district government. It was carried out at Huli Wanda Plaza on 27th June with more than 2,000 people being evacuated from Wanda Square.  During the drill, staff at Wanda Square dialed 119 and 110 as soon as they discovered the fire, and Xiamen rescue teams responded quickly. The dr
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China: New Vessel Helps Emergency Response in Taiwan Strait


Fuzhou: A new vessel has been enlisted by the maritime search and rescue center in east China's Fujian Province to aid patrol and rescue work in the Taiwan Strait. On June 24, the center said the maritime patrol vessel, "Haixun0805", is the largest in the center's fleet. It is 64 meters long and has a tonnage of 720 tons. It has a maximum sailing distance of over 1,800 sea miles without refuelling. The boat has been equipped with advanced global positioning, satellite communication and radar devices. It can also accommodate helicopter landings.
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China: Emergency Pamphlets will be Distributed on Shanghai Buses


Pamphlets explaining what to do in event of an emergency will be distributed on 35 city bus lines in the wake of several high-profile bus fires, the Shanghai bus authority said.The pamphlets will note where tools like emergency hammers can be found on a bus and how to use them.\r\nBus driver Li Weiwei said the hammers work best when smashing the edges of a window. He said smashing the middle of a window is more likely to lead to cuts from broken glass. Li added there are two emergency exits on the roof of each bus.
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China: Emergency Training for Xicheng Street Guides


The Xicheng district government has started providing emergency first-aid training courses and English language courses to the district\'s street guides, the Beijing Daily reported.Most of the city\'s street guides are aged between 41 and 60 years old. A survey in the Xicheng district revealed a large percentage of the street guides had little first-aid knowledge or foreign language abilities. The government therefore has decided to improve their skills.
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