Flood disaster occurred in 8 southern provinces of China, the National Defense General Administration raised the emergency response to flood control to level III

  China News Agency, Beijing, June 4 (Reporter Chen Su) The reporter learned from the Ministry of Emergency Management of China on the 4th that affected by the recent heavy rainfall, floods and geological disasters of varying degrees occurred in 8 provinces in southern China. On the same day, the national flood control and drought relief commander-in-chief The Ministry of National Defense (National Defense Administration) upgraded the flood control emergency response from level IV to level III.

  On the 3rd, heavy rain or heavy rain occurred in parts of Southwest China, South China and Jiangnan, and local heavy rain in Hunan, Guangdong and other provinces.

According to the forecast of the meteorological department, from the 4th to the 5th, there will be heavy to heavy rains in the south, northeast, Inner Mongolia and other places, heavy rains in some areas, and strong convective weather such as thunderstorms and strong winds locally.

  On the same day, the National Defense General Administration and the Ministry of Emergency Management held a special video conference on flood control, discussed with the China Meteorological Administration, the Ministry of Water Resources, and the Ministry of Natural Resources, and connected Hunan, Jiangxi, Guangxi and other places to study and deploy heavy rainfall prevention and response work in key areas.

  The meeting pointed out that under the influence of heavy rainfall, some rivers in Hunan, Jiangxi, Zhejiang, Guangdong, Guangxi, Guizhou, Chongqing, Fujian and other places have experienced excessive warning and excessive floods.

Eight provinces (cities) including Fujian, Hunan, Chongqing, Sichuan, and Guizhou have experienced different degrees of floods and geological disasters.

The superposition of multiple rounds of rainfall leads to saturation of soil water content and high bottom water in rivers. Mountain torrents, geological disasters, and floods in small and medium-sized rivers are extremely prone to occur. Flood control and emergency response must be done with all efforts.

  The meeting demanded that the responsibility for flood control should be consolidated, especially the grass-roots defense responsibility. The responsible persons at all levels should be in place in a timely manner, and the front-line organization should be deployed at critical moments to fight floods and rescue disasters.

Strengthen monitoring and early warning, closely track weather trends, conduct rolling consultations and judgments, initiate emergency response in a timely manner, and take preventive measures in advance.

It is necessary to focus on preventing mountain torrent geological disasters, transfer people in dangerous areas in a timely manner, do a good job in the transfer of threatened people to avoid danger, and attach great importance to the safety of rescuers.

On the basis of doing a good job in flood defense of small and medium rivers, prepare for flood defense of large rivers in advance, strengthen inspection and defense, and ensure the safety of flood control projects.

  The meeting pointed out that it is necessary to pay close attention to the development of rainwater conditions in the earthquake-stricken areas of Sichuan, strictly prevent geological disasters from mountain torrents, and do a good job in the investigation and disposal of water conservancy projects and dammed lakes.

Do a good job in disaster relief, increase the investment in disaster relief funds and materials, and effectively protect the basic life of the disaster-stricken people.

  According to the relevant provisions of the "National Emergency Response Plan for Flood Control and Drought Relief", the National Defense Directorate decided to upgrade the flood control emergency response from level IV to level III at 13:00 on the 4th.

The National Defense Office sent four expert groups to continue to assist and guide flood control work in Jiangxi, Hunan, Guangxi and Guizhou.