On Jul. 4, the water in Chaohu Lake began to rise over the anti-flood wall in Xibakou of the Chaohu City, threatening the safety of the city. The flood continued to go up and submerged some viewing platforms on Jul. 5. Over 200 armed policemen consolidated the dyke with bags of earth on Jul. 6.
|The flood continued to go up and submerged some viewing platforms on Jul. 5.|
|On the afternoon Jul. 5, 120 armed policemen were dispatched to join the fight against the flood.|
|50 militiamen were also dispatched to the scene.|
|The rescuers toiled two hours to dam up against the rising flood.|
|Touched by the heroic deeds of the rescuers, residents expressed their gratitude by sending bottles of mineral water and packed meal to them.|
|50 militiamen sat on the ground to gulp their supper down.|