Residents evacuate amid worst floods in 56 years

Local residents take boats to get out of downtown Lanxi city, East China’s Zhejiang province, June 20, 2011. The flood crested in the city Monday at 33.75m, the highest since 1955. The local government is helping to relocate residents to low-lying areas. [Photo/Xinhua]

Local residents take boats to leave downtown Lanxi city, East China’s Zhejiang province, June 20, 2011. [Photo/Xinhua]
 

A woman wades through floods in downtown Lanxi city, East China’s Zhejiang province, June 20, 2011. [Photo/Xinhua]
 

Flood crests through Lanxi city, East China’s Zhejiang province, June 20, 2011.[Photo/Xinhua]
 

Residents mobilize for relocation due to floods in Lanxi city, East China’s Zhejiang province, June 20, 2011. [Photo/Xinhua]
 

PLA soldiers use sandbags for reinforcement of a dike in Lanxi city, East China’s Zhejiang province, June 20, 2011. [Photo/Xinhua]
 

A PLA soldier takes a rest during dike reinforcement efforts in Lanxi city, East China’s Zhejiang province, June 20, 2011. [Photo/Xinhua]
 

PLA soldiers use sandbags for reinforcement of a dike in Lanxi city, East China’s Zhejiang province, June 20, 2011. [Photo/Xinhua]
 
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