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|Flooding hits Chinese Capital|
|Written by G0DUB for VK3PC,Chairman IARU R3 Disaster Communications Committee & Fan Bin BA1RB,CRSA Coordinator|
|Thursday, 26 July 2012 10:57|
Heavy rain, described as the worst in the area in more than 60 years, hit Beijing last week reportedly killing 37 people. The commercial communication was operating as normal in the urban area.
As part of their service to the community radio amateurs using VHF and UHF radios reported from the disaster areas, and participated in the actions to help people back home.
Beijing hosted the 2008 Olympic Games and more heavy rain is expected across parts of China. The IARU society, Chinese Radio Sports Association CRSA, takes part in an annual disaster drill as it prepare for disasters.