Yiling, Hubei Province was hit by heavy rain
China News Service, Yichang, July 21 (Zhao Mingming, Huang Hailong, Yang Fan, Tan Lei) From the evening of July 20th to the early morning of July 21st, many places in Yiling District, Yichang City, Hubei Province were hit by heavy rains, which caused traffic interruption and many people were trapped. . Local cadres and the public security, fire protection and other departments made emergency rescues, searching and rescuing the trapped people overnight.
On the evening of the 20th, the rainfall in Sandouping Town reached 184.5 mm. Mudslides occurred in many places such as Yuanyuan Village and Huanglingmiao Village to block National Road 348. The roads in Qipanshan and other villages were severely damaged, and there were many water accumulations that prevented traffic. All auxiliary civilian police and road leaders of the Sandouping Police Station took to the road to conduct traffic control, and conduct vehicle and personnel rescue and road rush rescue. The road is currently being urgently dredged. 34 local fire commanders rushed to the scene for disposal, rescued 33 trapped people and evacuated 206 trapped people.
Firefighters transfer the trapped people. Photo by Tan Lei
That night, the rainfall in the market town and 9 villages of Letian Township exceeded 100 mm, of which the rainfall in Tangjiaba Village was as high as 268 mm. The town launched an emergency plan to organize party members and cadres, public security, firefighting and other forces to transfer the masses. As of 9 a.m. on the 21st, 1,276 people had been relocated and resettled locally. Up to now, all the cadres and employees of the town, except those on duty, have entered the village to carry out the nuclear disaster and guide the masses to carry out self-rescue.
p >The police set up warning signs on dangerous road sections. Photo courtesy of the Propaganda Department of the Yiling District Committee
From the evening of the 20th to the early morning of the 21st, Niuping Village, Xiaofenghe Village, and Dujiaping Village in Huanghua Town were hit by heavy rainstorms. The maximum rainfall reached 143.2 mm. Floods occurred in the east and west ditch of the Xiaofeng River Basin, rock collapses occurred in many sections of roads along the river, and some roads were blocked due to debris flow. After receiving the red warning signal of heavy rain, Huanghua Town Flood Control and Drought Relief Headquarters immediately launched emergency response. The town and village jointly carried out emergency transfer work, evacuated people overnight, set up warning signs, and conducted dangerous inspections, Xiaofenghe, Niuping, Dujiaping, etc. 62 people were transferred from the village. According to preliminary statistics, the heavy rain caused safety hazards to 16 houses, causing more than 1,300 square meters of road collapses in 25 places and damage to more than 1,300 mu of crops. The current disaster relief and nuclear disaster are still in progress. (End)