China News Service, Zhengzhou, September 19 (Reporter Li Guigang) Since September 16, a new round of rainfall has hit many places in Henan again, and the province has launched a flood prevention emergency response on the 19th.
Monitoring by the Meteorological Department of Henan Province showed that from the 17th to the 19th, heavy rains occurred in the northern, central and western parts of the province, and heavy rains occurred in Sanmenxia, Luoyang, Jiyuan, Jiaozuo, Xinxiang and other places.
The average precipitation in the three cities of Jiyuan, Sanmenxia and Hebi was 117.2 mm, 110.8 mm, and 106.4 mm respectively.
There are 1,204 rainfall stations with precipitation exceeding 50 mm, of which 505 are greater than 100 mm. The largest precipitation occurs at 235 mm at Gutuo Station in Anyang County.
Heavy to heavy rain occurred in Zhengzhou, and the largest precipitation occurred at 114 mm at Huancuiyu Station in Xingyang.
According to the Henan Meteorological Bureau, there will be moderate to heavy rains in the province on the 19th, including heavy rains in parts of Anyang, Hebi, Puyang, and Xinxiang, and local heavy rains accompanied by strong convective weather such as thunder and lightning and short-term heavy rainfall.
In response to this round of rainfall, the Henan Provincial Flood Control and Drought Relief Headquarters launched a flood control level IV emergency response at 8 o'clock on the 19th.
On the same day, the Henan Provincial Department of Water Resources launched a Level IV emergency response for flood and drought disaster prevention.
According to the Henan Provincial Water Resources Department, since the 18th, the province's north of the Yellow River and Luoyang and Sanmenxia cities have experienced heavy rains, with local heavy rains.
Affected by the rainfall, there are currently 18 large and medium-sized reservoirs in Henan Province that have exceeded the flood limit water level, and the communist Quhehe Station has exceeded the warning water level.
This raining process coincided with the Mid-Autumn Festival and the return of students in some areas to school.
For this reason, the Henan Provincial Department of Education issued an emergency notice to strictly prevent schools from being hit by a second disaster, and to study and decide in a timely manner whether to suspend classes and ensure the safety of teachers and students.
From September 17, Zhengzhou, the capital of Henan Province, began to rain.
According to Zhengzhou City’s return to school requirements for the fall semester of 2021, the 19th is the return time for the second to sixth grades of elementary school.
Due to rainfall, some schools in Zhengzhou have postponed their return to school.
Due to rainfall, there are currently some road sections in Zhengzhou city with water accumulation, some have been closed, some are under control, and some arterial roads have fewer vehicles and pedestrians.
The 19th is also the first day of the Mid-Autumn Festival. As of press time, high-speed travel in Henan Province has also been affected. Some high-speed sections prohibit passenger cars and trucks with more than seven seats (including seven) on the station.
However, Zhengzhou flights were not significantly affected.
"Bailu" has passed, the "autumn equinox" is approaching, and autumn production is about to start in full swing.
Since the "7.20" heavy rainstorm, Henan has been hit by multiple rounds of rainstorms, which delayed the growth period of autumn crops and the sowing date may also be delayed.
A reporter from China News Agency visited Zhengzhou, Xinxiang, Hebi and other places this month and found that some farmland and low-lying land in flood storage and detention areas were still soaked in water.
The Henan Meteorological Department reminded that attention should be paid to the impact of later precipitation on autumn harvest and planting; it is recommended that waterlogging and drainage should be done in wet areas to ensure that wheat is planted in time.
The agricultural department of Henan Province also issued technical guidance on wheat sowing, and proposed to go all out to ensure that the planting area is stable at more than 85 million mu.