HOUSTON Paul Molitor Jersey , Aug. 27 -- Mandatory and voluntary evacuations are issued across the Houston metropolitan area in the southern U.S. state of Texas as historic Hurricane Harvey is expected to make a second landfall Tuesday.
Mandatory evacuation will go into effect for entire Bay City in the area at 13:00 local time (1800 GMT) on Monday, which expects up to 3 meters of water downtown.
Residents in low-lying coastal areas along or near the coast line are ordered to evacuate, including those in Rock Port, the area hit hard by the hurricane which made the first landfall Friday night.
People who live inland but are close to rivers received notice for voluntary evacuations, including those who live in the Greater Houston area.
Catastrophic flood waters inundated Houston on Sunday and forecasts expect more heavy rainfall in the coming days.
Earlier on Sunday, a body was found not far away from the coastal area in Southeast Texas Orlando Arcia Jersey , which increases the death toll to six after Hurricane Harvey made landfall Friday night. However, local police said they are not sure if the death is directly related to Harvey.
Widespread and worsening flood conditions prompted the closure of nearly every major road in Houston as the outer bands of Harvey swept through the Houston area over the weekend.
After receiving an overwhelming number of inquiries for help from citizens and corporations, Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner has established the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund which accepts tax deductible flood relief donations.
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"In the past, we did not know when and how much subsidies were given out," said Yang, 53. "But now with the data machine, everything is clear."
Yang is a resident of Shanbao village, Tongzi county. The village is tucked away in the boundless mountains of southwest China's Guizhou Province Lorenzo Cain Jersey , a place known for its grinding poverty. The government has allocated poverty-relief subsidies to cash-strapped villagers, as the country plans to lift 10 million people out of poverty each year from 2016 to 2020 to become a "moderately prosperous society."
To make sure the subsidies are properly distributed instead of being eaten by corrupt officials, the disciplinary commission of Tongzi introduced a data supervising platform last year, which includes details of public policies and subsidies, as well as a monitoring system, a warning system regarding government funds Jonathan Villar Jersey , and a feedback system handling public complaints. The platform gives terminals all villages in the county, like the one in Yang uses.
"With the platform, I can see my subsidies anytime I want," Yang said.
China is encouraging the development of big data, with the country's first big data engineering laboratory launched in Guizhou Province last week to help improve government management efficiency. Guizhou is the country's first pilot zone for big data. The technology is being widely applied in government management, business and daily life.
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Guizhou started using big data for precise poverty-relief in 2015, when a cloud computing platform was developed, which tracks and manages the financial status of more than 6 million poor residents across 9,000 villages. It also tracks 1.23 million residents lifted from poverty since the end of 2014.
"Before the introduction of big data, poverty relief work was difficult because the information of residents was written by hand and passed to central authorities via a series of local officials Francisco Rodriguez Jersey , which could be hampered by corruption," said Zhou Xing. "The hand-writing process was also very time-consuming."
With big data, everything is stored in an electronic system and can be accessed quickly, a much easier process. Besides, a supervising team checks the data in random villages to prevent corruption.
In the provinces of Hubei, Hunan and Sichuan Eric Thames Jersey , as well as Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, big data plays an increasingly important role.
In 2016, for example, a big data system in Hubei caught officials embezzling public funds. The authorities confiscated 2.3 million yuan (335,600 U.S. dollars).
"Tight supervision is needed to make sure poverty relief work is conducted properly," said an official of the Hubei provincial disciplinary watchdog.
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