Torrential flooding, landslides – natural disasters threaten communities in some mountainous rural areas of China, especially during the rainy season.
On July 6, a massive landslide took place in Leijiashan in Shimen County in the central province of Hunan, resulting in the collapse of five houses and damage to a road and a small power station.
No lives were lost, thanks to an orange alert issued as early as 12 days before the disaster by a monitoring system backed by China's BeiDou Navigation Satellite System.
So how does the BeiDou system work to forecast bad weather? CGTN's Rachel has the answer.
Script written by: Cao Qingqing On-camera reporter: Zhou YiqiuVideo filmed and edited by: Wu ChutianAnimation designed by: Pan Yongzhe & Du ChenxinProducer: Wen YaruSupervisor: Pang Xinhua
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