Shanghai rejects the view of the vulnerability of flood

The representatives of Shanghai flood control center reported that the city is able to cope with the typhoon and floods, thus denying the view that the city is one of nine cities in the world that are most vulnerable to flooding.

Shanghai rejects the view of the vulnerability of flood

14th and the 15th typhoon in 2012 season approaching the eastern part of China. On August 21, "Tembin" located at 310 kilometers from the southern part of Taiwan, "Bolaven" — 1800 kilometers from the eastern coast of China. It is believed that the stormy weather will last for at least 8 days.
Deputy Director of the Shanghai Center informs the subjectivity and inconsistency of the city's ability to withstand flooding, published in the journal "The international community to prevent and contain natural disasters."
"We built the 523-kilometer long embankment to withstand flooding, due to the strong tides occur once in 200 years, and wind gusts reaching 133 kilometers per hour. Huangpu River dam can withstand the most powerful tides, celebrated once in 1000 years "- as reported by the deputy. He also added that the city is ready for emergency evacuation of people living in coastal regions, giving an example of Typhoon "Tyco" when Shanghai evacuated 374,000 people from coastal areas for 1.5 days.

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