China News Service, Zhengzhou, July 21 (Liu Peng Kanli) On the afternoon of the 21st, the Information Office of the People's Government of Henan Province held the "Henan Provincial Flood Control Emergency Press Conference" to inform the province of the historically rare and continuous heavy rainfall process since the 17th. Medium, rain, water, danger, disaster, etc.

  Xu Zhong, member of the Party Committee of Henan Provincial Emergency Management Department and director of the Provincial Flood Control and Drought Relief Headquarters Office, notified that heavy rains occurred in various cities in Henan Province from 08:21 on the 17th to 14:00 on the 17th, and heavy rainstorms occurred in the central part of the north.

The province's average precipitation is 150.5 mm, and the maximum average precipitation in prefectures and cities is 461.7 mm in Zhengzhou. The largest precipitation site is 931.5 mm in Baizhai, Xinmi City.

  Affected by this rainfall, Zhengzhou Changzhuang Reservoir experienced a catastrophic flood, with a maximum inflow of 905 cubic meters per second. The highest water level of the reservoir was 131.31 meters at 19:10 on the 20th, which was close to the designed water level (131.34 meters). The water volume is 10.97 million cubic meters, and the maximum outgoing flow is 525 cubic meters per second.

As of 14:00 on the 21st, the water level was 128.06 meters, the outflow flow was 68.1 cubic meters per second, and the reservoir water level was falling steadily.

  According to reports, there are 9 large-scale reservoirs in Baisha, Xiaonanhai, Hekou Village, Zhaopingtai, etc., and 40 medium-sized reservoirs exceeding the flood limit water level in Henan Province.

The heavy rainfall here caused serious waterlogging in the urban area of ​​Zhengzhou, the suspension of subways, and civil aviation transportation on railways and highways were severely affected. Dangers occurred in the medium-sized reservoir Changzhuang, the small-sized reservoir Guojiazui, the Jialu River and its tributaries.

Affected by the rain in the upper reaches of the Jialu River, flood banks (approximately 200 meters in length) appeared in the river section around Lidian Bridge in Xiangfu District, Kaifeng City, and two breaches in the upper reaches of Lidian Bridge (both about 20 meters in length). It has been ruled out that local officials and the masses are patrolling the embankment for danger.

  In addition, Zhengxi, Zhengtai, Zhengxu and Pusu Longhai, Jiaoliu, Ningxi, and Beijing-Guangzhou lines were blocked or operated at speed limits. 7 trains were suspended and 15 trains turned back.

Road collapse occurred in Lushan section and 310 Lingbao section of National Highway 209 and traffic was interrupted.

  According to the report, according to incomplete statistics, since the 16th, this round of heavy rainfall has caused 1,240,737 people in 89 counties (cities, districts) and 560 towns in Henan Province to be affected, and 25 people were killed and 7 people lost contact due to extreme rains.

The province has evacuated 16,325 people, and 164710 people have been relocated. The area of ​​crops affected is 75,000 hectares, the area of ​​disaster is 25.2 thousand hectares, and the area of ​​no harvest is 4.7 thousand hectares; the direct economic loss is 542,287,200 yuan.

  In terms of flood prevention and disaster relief, the Henan Military Region has coordinated 730 people in the People's Liberation Army, 690 militiamen, 1159 armed police and 6,760 firefighters to participate in rescue and disaster relief. Relevant departments at all levels in the province are based on the state of wartime, local party committees and governments and responsible persons at all levels are on their posts to guide flood prevention and disaster relief on the front line, and timely transfer and resettlement of the trapped people. At present, emergency rescue and disaster relief work is being carried out in an orderly manner. (Finish)