The State Department is alerting U.S. travelers to the ongoing threat of flooding in many places in China, urging citizens to monitor local weather reports and use caution when traveling in flooded areas.

More than 75 percent of China's provinces have been affected, especially Shaanxi, Sichuan and Henan. Travel disruptions include diverted trains, road closures and airport delays. Check with local authorities before starting out on long overland trips or going to rural areas, and consider carrying extra food, water and prescription medicine. Details at travel.state.gov.