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Female volunteers pack sandbags in Jiangjialing Village, Poyang Town of east China's Jiangxi Province, July 11, 2020.(Xinhua/Zhou Mi)


Some female volunteers, having an average age of over 50 years old, gather this time, not for their square dancing hobby but to fight the floods in Jiangxi Province.

POYANG, July 13 (Xinhua) -- Due to continuous heavy rainfalls, east China's Jiangxi Province raised its emergency response for flooding from level III to level I in just three days. Besides party members of the Communist Party of China (CPC) and armed police who are organized to take part in the fight against the flood, a voluntary group made up of elder women in Jiangjialing Village also devote their efforts.

Yu Fengying, team leader of the group, said that they originally got together for square dancing, but they also wanted to make some contributions as they saw so many rescuers spare no effort in fighting the flood. Therefore, these female volunteers, having an average age of over 50 years old, packed sandbags, patrolled the dike, and also took the responsibility of taking care of the daily life of the rescuers.

Female volunteer Jiang Yunfeng washes her face with flood water in Jiangjialing Village, Poyang Town of east China's Jiangxi Province, July 11, 2020. (Xinhua/Zhang Haobo)

Female volunteers carry sandbags to dike in Jiangjialing Village, Poyang Town of east China's Jiangxi Province, July 11, 2020. (Xinhua/Zhang Haobo)

Yu Fengying, leader of the female volunteers, prepares for lunch in Jiangjialing Village, Poyang Town of east China's Jiangxi Province, July 11, 2020. (Xinhua/Zhang Haobo)

Yu Fengying (1st R), leader of the female volunteers, serves mung bean soup for an armed policeman in Jiangjialing Village, Poyang Town of east China's Jiangxi Province, July 11, 2020. (Xinhua/Zhou Mi)

Female volunteer Jiang Xianhua cleans mung beans in Jiangjialing Village, Poyang Town of east China's Jiangxi Province, July 11, 2020. (Xinhua/Zhou Mi)

Female volunteers pack sandbags in Jiangjialing Village, Poyang Town of east China's Jiangxi Province, July 11, 2020. (Xinhua/Zhang Haobo)

Female volunteer Jiang Yunfeng carries sandbags to dike in Jiangjialing Village, Poyang Town of east China's Jiangxi Province, July 11, 2020. (Xinhua/Zhang Haobo)

Yu Fengying (front), leader of the female volunteers, moves a sandbag in Jiangjialing Village, Poyang Town of east China's Jiangxi Province, July 11, 2020. (Xinhua/Zhou Mi)

Yu Fengying (1st R), leader of the female volunteers, serves mung bean soup for an armed policeman in Jiangjialing Village, Poyang Town of east China's Jiangxi Province, July 11, 2020. (Xinhua/Zhou Mi)

Yu Fengying, leader of the female volunteers, prepares to clean mung beans for soup in Jiangjialing Village, Poyang Town of east China's Jiangxi Province, July 11, 2020. (Xinhua/Zhang Haobo)

Female volunteers pack sandbags in Jiangjialing Village, Poyang Town of east China's Jiangxi Province, July 11, 2020. (Xinhua/Zhou Mi)

Yu Fengying (2nd R), leader of the female volunteers, serves mung bean soup for an armed policeman in Jiangjialing Village, Poyang Town of east China's Jiangxi Province, July 11, 2020. (Xinhua/Zhang Haobo)

Female volunteers carry sandbags to dike in Jiangjialing Village, Poyang Town of east China's Jiangxi Province, July 11, 2020. (Xinhua/Zhou Mi)

Female volunteers Jiang Yunfeng (R front) and Yu Fengying (L front) move sandbags in Jiangjialing Village, Poyang Town of east China's Jiangxi Province, July 11, 2020. (Xinhua/Zhou Mi)

Yu Fengying, leader of the female volunteers, packs sand bags in Jiangjialing Village, Poyang Town of east China's Jiangxi Province, July 11, 2020. (Xinhua/Zhou Mi)

Female volunteers Yu Fengying (front) and Jiang Yunfeng carry sand bags to dike in Jiangjialing Village, Poyang Town of east China's Jiangxi Province, July 11, 2020. (Xinhua/Zhou Mi)■

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