Rescuers transfer an old lady trapped in the mud in Zizhou County of Yulin, northwest China's Shaanxi Province, July 27, 2017. Heavy rain hit Yulin on Tuesday and Wednesday causing severe waterlog. Over 200 local armed police officers have taken part in the rescue work. (Xinhua/Hu Chen)
ZHENGZHOU, July 27 (Xinhua) -- China's second-longest river, the Yellow River, saw its first flood peak this year due to continuous rainfall in its middle reaches, authorities said Thursday.
Peak flow at the Longmen Hydrological Station in central China's Henan Province reached 6,010 cubic meters per second at 1:06 a.m., exceeding the warning level of 5,000 cubic meters per second, according to the Yellow River Flood Control and Drought Relief Headquarters. Full story