Record floods were expected in parts of southern China Thursday as heavy rains pushed water levels in the Pearl River delta to their highest in almost a century. Hundreds of thousands of people have been evacuated from the worst-hit parts of the region, which includes Guangdong province, a manufacturing and logistics hub that is home to China's tech capital Shenzhen.
1.southern China 中国南方
2.Pearl River delta 珠江三角洲地区
3.a manufacturing and logistics hub 制造业和物流中心
4.tech capital 科技之都
China's ministry of water resources on Wednesday placed its highest flood alert on the Pearl River basin, saying water levels at one location "surpassed historical records" and that the provincial capital Guangzhou would be impacted.
5.China's ministry of water resources 中国水利部
6.highest flood alert 最高洪水预警
7.the Pearl River basin 珠江流域
8.mudslide n. 泥石流
例句：The mudslides buried the whole village.
9.landslide n. 山体滑坡
例句：If you're in a mountainous area, beware of the potential for landslides.
10.deforestation n. 砍伐森林
例句：It is widely acknowledged that extensive deforestation would lead to flooding.
11.drought n. 干旱
例句：If the drought continues there's going to be a famine.