China News Service, July 7th, according to the official WeChat news of the Propaganda Department of the Hubei Provincial Party Committee, from the Office of the Hubei Province Flood Control and Drought Relief Headquarters, as of 17:00 on the 7th, the strong rainfall since 4th has caused 2.134 million people in Hubei Province to be affected. Two people died due to the disaster, and 42,200 people were urgently resettled, with a direct economic loss of 2.487 billion yuan.
Data map: Firefighters use rubber boats to transfer trapped people. Photo courtesy of Yichang Fire
As of 17:00 on the 7th, a total of 14 cities (states and municipalities) and 33 counties (cities and districts) in Hubei Province started flood response emergency response.
Qianjiang started flood control level I emergency response, Wuhan, Ezhou and Xiantao started flood control level II emergency response, and Wuhan also launched urban drainage level II emergency response.
Xiaogan, Huanggang, Tianmen, Jingzhou, Enshi Prefecture, Jingmen, Xianning, Huangshi launched flood control level III emergency response. Yichang and Xiangyang started the flood response level IV emergency response.
According to statistics, as of 17:00 on the 7th, strong rains since the 4th caused 231,47 people to be affected in 43 counties (cities, districts) in 12 cities (states and municipalities) in Hubei Province, and 2 people died due to the disaster. 41.7 thousand people are in need of emergency life assistance; the affected area of crops is 384.6 thousand hectares, of which 28.34 thousand hectares have been destroyed; 423 houses collapsed due to the disaster, 397 were severely damaged, and 767 were generally damaged; direct economic losses were 2.487 billion yuan.
In addition, a total of 41 geological disasters and dangerous situations occurred in the four cities of Huangshi, Jingzhou, Ezhou, and Huanggang, mainly landslides, with no casualties.
At 19:00 on the 7th, according to Hubei Provincial Department of Water Resources comprehensive on-duty information on flood and drought prevention: the length of the embankment above the waterproof level in the province is 2602.166 kilometers, of which the Yangtze River is 943.436 kilometers, the Han River is 255.14 kilometers, and the tributaries are 1403.59 kilometers.
The length of the embankment above the warning level is 1575.871 kilometers, including 681.646 kilometers of the Yangtze River, 142.53 kilometers of the Han River, and 933.695 kilometers of tributaries.
The dike length above the guaranteed water level is 186.7 kilometers, all of which are tributaries (Songzi River 56.7 kilometers, rich water 130 kilometers).
At present, in addition to the professionals in the levee management units, there are a total of 44750 cadres and people on the levee defense and 377 cadres at or above the county level.