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Xianning sailed serenely through the first round of heavy rain in flood season
http://English.xianning.gov.cn 18-04-24
 

  XIANNING - According to the municipal office for flood control and drought relief, there came a downpour and regionally a rainstorm in Xianning city from 8:00 am Apr 22nd to 8:00 am Apr 23rd. Thanks to the proactive countermeasures of departments of all levels, Xianning smoothly got through the first round of heavy rain in the flood season, without collapsed houses and casualties.

  Due to the concentrated rainfall of this strong precipitation process, the water level of reservoirs and rivers rose quickly, as of 8:00 am Apr 23rd, there were 68 reservoirs which overflowed. The heavy rain resulted in mountain floods in certain areas, farmlands flooded and road damage in some villages and towns.

  As of 12:00 am Apr 23rd, the rainstorm disaster has affected 17 villages and towns in Chibi, Tongshan and Jiayu, the number of affected people reached 6 934, causing direct economic losses of 22.05 million yuan: the flood stricken areas of crops were 85 thousand mu, some highways and water conservancy projects have been ruined. Plus, the damage of a bridge in the Tongshan-Damu mountain tourism highway caused a traffic interruption; Ganglu village section of the Yushan main irrigation canal, Nanlinqiao town has collapsed for 96 meters; 42 river levees have been destroyed; 50 mu of lobster fields in Chibi city have been flooded; and ponding occurred in 327 buildings of 109 households in Jiayu County.

  Crops were mainly affected in this disaster, no collapsed houses and casualties, and no overtopping and dam break occurred in the ponds and reservoirs. Further statistics are being collected for this disaster.

  After the disaster, the municipal and county-level departments of civil affairs promptly organized people to investigate and provide the disaster relief, and well resettled the affected people. The affected regions immediately arranged machine and labors to drain waterlogged areas and to help the crops up. Currently, the affected people’s life and the affected areas’ social order have returned to normal. By Pang Yun and Wang Xuegang (www.xnnews.com.cn)


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