Chinese soldiers transport sandbags to repair damaged dikes near Wuhan, a navigation center in the middle reaches of the Yangtze River, Sunday. The Yangtze River has swollen to record high levels across central China as communities along the key waterway brace for more flooding from seasonal storms that have so far claimed at least 1,200 lives. About 1.45 million residents and army troops were repairing more than 2,400 damaged spots along the river.