Zhou Ke / Xinhua via Zuma Press
A car is stranded in a flooded tunnel after a heavy rainstorm hit China's Jiangxi Province on May 12, flooding roads in several cities.
The National Meteorological Center urged local authorities in south China to strengthen monitoring and guard against possible geological disasters such as landslides.
The national observatory uses a four-tier color-coded weather warning system, with red being the most severe, followed by orange, yellow and blue.
-- Reported by eastday.com
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A young girl makes her way along a mud-covered street after a storm hit the village of Minxian, China. Forty people were killed when a brief but violent hailstorm and torrential rain swept through a mountainous region of northwest China.