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Red Alert Warning for Heavy Rain Issued for Guangzhou [UPDATED]

Posted: 06/23/2014 11:23 pm

At 7:53pm on June 23, a red alert for torrential rain was announced for the city of Guangzhou by the Guangzhou Meteorological Center and broadcast on the official Weibo account for Guangzhou Traffic 106.1.

Affected areas include the Districts of Yuxiu, Liwan, and Haizhu.

The report advises city residents to stay indoors, or to get to a safe place as soon as possible. All programs for kindergartens, daycares, elementary and middle schools have been temporarily suspended.

Reports of flooding have already surfaced throughout the city.

Meanwhile, a yellow alert for lightning was announced at 9:20pm this evening for the City of Shenzhen.

Areas affected include the western side of the city as well as the Districts of Futian, Nanshan, Guangming, Longhua, Western Ocean, and Bantian.

The Guangzhou red alert warning was taken down at 10:22pm.

UPDATE 10:08am June 24: Corrected the proper time the red alert was issued, and when it was rescinded.

Photo: FM 106.1

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