How does advanced technology save lives in China's flood-prone areas?
By Guo Meiping
China is entering a critical period of flood prevention.
Affected by the recent heavy rainfall across the country, the water levels of 433 rivers in China have surpassed danger level since early June, 33 of which hit historical highs, said the Ministry of Water Resources on Monday.
From early warning systems to rescue missions, various forms of sophisticated technology have been used to save lives and property in the fight against floods.
The recently completed BeiDou Navigation Satellite System (BDS) has played an integral role as an early warning system for geological disasters caused by floods.
The intense rainfall has caused severe flooding and waterlogged the soil in many cities in the country.
High-tech hardware like drones and rescue robots have also made significant contributions to saving lives during the flood season.