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Xianning positively copes with the first round of heavy rainfall this year
http://English.xianning.gov.cn 18-04-13
 

  XIANNING - From 8:00 am to 22:00 pm, Apr 12th, there was a heavy-hard rain in northern Xianning, big rainstorm in some part of areas; amongst the 3 southern counties, the northern Tongshan County had a heavy-hard rain, regionally rainstorm, and other areas had a light to moderate rain.

  The biggest rainfall stations in counties are as follows: precipitation amount in Xinjie, Jiayu County reached 174.5mm; Xizhuang, Huangsha Town, Tongshan County 143.9mm; Dongjialong reservoir, Xian’an District 105.4mm; Lushui Lake scenic spot, Chibi City 65.2mm; Yanmen Village, Tongcheng County 20.4mm; Taishan, Chongyang county 16.7mm. Amidst the 181 meteorological rainfall monitoring stations in Xianning, 7 stations’ precipitation exceeded 100 mm, 22 had a precipitation amount of 50-100mm; while the highest rain intensity per hour is 91mm (in Xizhuang, Tongshan County), and the rain intensity per hour in Wenquan reached 57.4 mm from 16:00 pm to 17:00 pm, Wanjia zone of Huangjiapu Town, Tongshan County (Gaocuoping, Dadi, Xizhuang villages) had a precipitation of 141mm from 16:00pm to 18:00 pm.

  Due to the concentrated rainfall and the high rain intensity, the water level of reservoirs and rivers rose quickly, as of 22:00 pm, Apr 12th, 27 small reservoirs overflowed. The heavy rain has resulted in some losses, such as ponding in some road sections in Xianning urban areas, some farmlands have been flooded, roads have been ruined, mountain floods broke out, waterlogging even occurred in Wanjia zone of Huangjiapu town, Tongshan County (Gaocuoping, Dadi, Xizhuang villages), which is particularly severe in Shangni Lake, Dadi Village. It also triggered landslides in road section from Huangshapu town to Wanjia, Xizhuang, and 33 people in Shangnihu wan, Dadi Village have been trapped.

  Thanks to the all-out rescue of the county-level and municipal fire departments, trapped people have been safely relocated, neither have casualties ever been found, nor overtopping or dam break occurred in ponds and reservoirs, and further disaster situation is in the investigation.

  The Party Secretary Ding Xiaoqiang and the Mayor Wang Yuanhe made important instructions on the rainstorm prevention work as soon as they had received meteorological warning from the meteorological departments, requiring the municipal office for flood control and drought relief to make a overall plan for pertinent works, and departments at all levels to do the prevention and emergency works well according to their duties. With the vice-mayor Wang Fanfei assuming personal command, at 16:00 pm on Apr 12th the municipal office for flood control and drought relief informed departments at all levels to strengthen monitoring in time, and the municipal meteorological observatory covers the rain condition more frequently. At 19:00 pm that day, the municipal office for flood control and drought relief quickly issued “the urgent notice on doing well the current flood control work”, promptly transmitting the requirements of preventing the heavy rain to the flood control office of all levels and their member units, and then responsible person of these units take office quickly.

  Strengthening the monitoring and warning. The municipal office for flood control and drought relief and the meteorological departments are supposed to pay close attention to the weather, rain, water, and flood situations, issuing the notice on rainfall situation via internet, short messages and WeChat. Moreover, it has sent 6 warning signals, including 2 red rainstorm warning signals, 1 orange rainstorm warning signal and 3 thunderstorm and violent wind warnings.

  Reinforcing the emergency duty system. Departments at all levels should organize staffs to put the 24-hour duty system into practice and reinforce the duty system strictly based on the flood prevention work requirements and the requirements of the notice issued by the municipal office for flood control and drought relief.

  Performing the emergency rescue actively. After the rainstorm, leaders of the municipal party committee and the city government have attached great importance to it, urging pertinent departments to go all-out to safeguard people’s lives and transfer them to safe place timely. The vice-mayor Wang Fanfei coordinated and commanded the rescue in the flesh, and affected areas quickly relocated their people. Tongshan County immediately arranged the fire control, health and family planning, water conservancy (flood control), transportation departments and Huangshapu Township to hurry to the spot for emergency rescue to ensure the safety of affected people. By Wang Tian and Ao Qiong (www.xnnews.com.cn)


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